Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
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From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 16:13:25
On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 04:20:39PM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> I will be switching NetBSD-current to have dynamically linked programs
> in /bin and /sbin in the next day or so.

The only problem I see is that a lot of scripts will start running
significantly slower if the small 'workhorse' programs (ln, rm, chmod,
test, mkdir, expr etc) become dynamic.

Some tests I've just done indicate that the time to exec a dynamically
linked program is about 7 times that of a static one (on i386).

(the 3.75% improvement I've made is insignificant...)


David Laight: