ten thousand small processes

David O'Brien freebsd-performance at freebsd.org
Sun Jun 22 19:25:53 PDT 2003

On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 02:45:06AM -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> D. J. Bernstein wrote:
> [ ... ]
> >I don't care much about the 3-page text segment. But I do care about the
> >39 extra pages of VM, and the 8 extra pages of DRAM. There's no obstacle
> >to having a small program fit into _one_ page per process; two or three
> >can be excused, but 39 is absurd. (Yes, I know that Solaris is worse.)
> Indeed-- Solaris insists that all programs be dynamicly linked; Sun claims 
> that
> staticly linked programs violate the SPARC ABI.

No, staticly linked programs viloate the general ELF (System V) ABI (also
known as gABI).

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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