Subject: Re: Simple thought...
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/08/2002 01:20:51
[ On Friday, June 7, 2002 at 12:31:42 (-0700), Greywolf wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Simple thought...
> ...but the explanation outweighs it, which is exactly what I was looking
> for; sincerely, thank you.

It's just common sense -- learned the hard way back in the days when
disks were REALLY v e r y  _slow_ and RAM was VERY _expensive_!  :-)

Note also that if you have lots of memory to spare then static linking
_everything_ can help speed things up enormously.  (even then, depending
on your application mix, static-linking often doesn't "cost" all that
much -- the benefits of dynamic runtime link-loading are often very

(of course if you have oodles and oodles of memory to waste then static
link everything, and keep a big buffer cache, _and_ put your most
frequently run binaries on a memory filesystem -- such a system should
have blindingly fast program start times! :-)

								Greg A. Woods

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