40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

Steve Kargl sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Mon Nov 24 17:34:41 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 05:06:52PM -0800, Frank Mayhar wrote:
> Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > What _REAL WORLD_ task does this slow down?
> I think the point was that, in this particular "worst" case, it's a forty
> percent performance hit.  What's the average case?  What's the case for a
> "real world" pipeline with a lot of tiny little static binaries?
> I dislike this decision enough that I'm actually considering going away
> from FreeBSD, something I really had never for a moment thought possible.


>> If it is for you then just build your world with static root.
> Kind of defeats the purpose, don't you think?

Let's see.  You dislike the dynamic root decision enough that
you are considering the abandonment of FreeBSD.  Then when
you're told that you can still build a static root if you
need/want it, you make a sarcastic remark.  Would you some
ice cream while you eat your cake?


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