40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

boyd, rounin boyd at insultant.net
Mon Nov 24 15:26:02 PST 2003

> So.. forking a dynamic sh is roughly 40% more expensive than
> forking a static copy of sh.  This is embarrassing.

read the original paper carefully:


it's conclusions state that they are slower.  this was the
_original paper_ that announced the damn things.

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