Subject: NetBSD ld.elf_so vs FreeBSD vs Linux
To: None <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/26/2002 20:49:12

Today I did a simple benchmark with dynamic linkers of popular
open source OS'es. David Laight's simple exec program was used.
The result with loop count 9999 is as follows:

	dynamic: 4.62s
	static:  0.83s

FreeBSD 4.4:
	dynamic: 4.15s
	static:  0.38s

Linux (Red Hat 7.3):
	dynamic: 4.15s
	static:  0.74s

In spite of performance improvements made recently, our ld.elf_so
was slowest among them. Loading time of statically linked binary was
also slowest with NetBSD.


Bang Jun-Young <>