40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

Don Lewis truckman at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 24 18:07:58 PST 2003

On 25 Nov, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 November 2003 11:52, Dan Nelson wrote:
>  > > I'd greatly prefer that the the dynamic root default be backed out
>> > > until a substantial amount of this performance can be recovered.
>> >
>> > What _REAL WORLD_ task does this slow down?
>> Try timing "cd /usr/ports/www/mozilla-devel ; make clean" with static
>> and dynamic /bin.  bsd.port.mk spawns many many many /bin/sh processes.
> OK my bad, it will probably slow down the ports building.

The ports infrastructure is horribly slow even with a static sh, though
not as glacially slow as installing and patching Solaris 9.

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