Subject: Re: Netscape.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Kranenburg <email@example.com>
Date: 03/13/1995 11:15:04
> > > no special hooks, etc. It would cost (on average) 4k extra disk space
> > ^^^^^^^^^^
> > Worst Case
> No, on average. "Half" of the time, you'd waste 4k padding the text
> segment. Half the time you'd waste 4k padding the data segment.
> worst cast 8k, best case 0k, average (Assuming even distribution of
> text and data sizes) 4k.
Well, worst case is 16k - 2...
Relate this to the current 4k-pages waste: the expected wastage per binary
is 2k+2k; 8k-page binaries will have an expected waste of 4k+4k.
With the current population of /bin, /sbin, /usr/libexec, /usr/bin and
/usr/sbin (~500 files) the extra disk space needed will amount to something
Actually, a quick survey of data segment sizes on my sparc (8k page size)
shows that most binaries have a data size of 8k, which leads me to the
suspicion that the data segment sizes are not actually very evenly distributed.