Subject: Re: memory consumption of crunched binaries
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/15/2001 19:50:40
In article <>,
Aaditya Rai <> wrote:

Use shared libraries for the common code.


>Hi all,
>I have a piece of hardware (custom) with constrained disk space and lots of
>ram. Since I had to put a lot of my programs on it, I decided to crunch all
>my programs and came up with a surprisingly small binary (about 8M instead
>of 35M). Everything was cool, untill I realized that each of my programs
>when run, occupy at least 9.1Mb RAM (as opposed to 800KB for non-crunched).
>Since most of them are daemons this is just not acceptable in my case :-(.
>I can understand why this could be happening, but is there a way to make
>them occupy less Ram when loaded...? (e.g. crunch them differently, or
>crunch libraries separately etc.)