Subject: ELF slower than A_OUT?
To: BSD Current Users <email@example.com>
From: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/29/1999 12:38:28
Thanks to the 8/20 snapshot I am now running one system under ELF and
the other under A_OUT. The emulation is fantastic -- all my old a.out
However, I am kind of dismayed at the speed difference here, and I can
draw but one of two conclusions: i) the file command has changed drastically
since 1.4-release; or ii) ELF loading is slower than A_OUT loading.
starwolf is my a.out system (not yet upgraded) and defender is my ELF
system (the guinea pig, if you will).
starwolf 13: time file /etc/passwd
/etc/passwd: English Text
defender 15: time file /etc/passwd
/etc/passwd: ASCII text
Overall, I am seeing higher load-and-execute times on my ELF system
than on my a.out system, though this is by far the most drastic example
Can someone explain this, and can it be fixed?
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