Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <>
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List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/18/2001 19:51:56
> > because more code are shared there is less code in memory=better work on
> > less memory.
> > 
> > please count just size of very-often-used programs - sh, mv, ls,
> > init, least 500kB saving in MEMORY
> That's a fallacy.  Static binaries also (completely) share their text
> segments with every instance of themselves.
yes, but they do not share it between different binaries - for example
when you run ls from shell you get 2 copies of c library functions