Subject: Re: Simple thought...
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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