Re: FYI: dh_upx compresses i386 executables
On Sat, 21 Apr 2001 19:38:44 +0100
Philip Blundell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >For these reasons, I agree with the sentiment that UPX should be used
> >almost all (if not all) executables shipped with Debian.
> No: being unable to share text between multiple copies of a single
> too serious a drawback - think about people who have tens or hundreds of
> instances of bash, xterm, sshd, ftpd or so on running. It might
> make sense for large, infrequently executed programs. Or you could
> some friendly way for the admin to automatically apply UPX to binaries
> each package has been installed, if he so chooses. But it shouldn't be
Ohh, yes, you're right -- the kernel ordinarily caches the binary in
Well, okay, how about filesystem-level compression? Does that e2compr
work on 2.4? Is there something else like that?