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Re: And now for something completely different... etch!

On Wednesday 15 Jun 2005 10:09, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:31:45AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > I didn't see anyone proposing prelinking so far.  I've seen rumors
> > that program start time for some programs decrease a lot if prelinking
> > is enabled.  It would be nice if we could speed up the login time, or
> > for example the openoffice start time.  Is prelinking the way to go?
> > Should it be enabled by default?
> Using prelink invalidates the md5sums of files belonging to Debian
> packages. Has anyone done any work to address this?

Not that I know of, and that's why we do not enable it by default in OOo.

Actually, on the subject of OOo load time, that should decrease significantly 
once we have it compiled with the new gcc that has symbol visibility support.  
75% of OOo startup time is spent in the dynamic linker, so reducing the 
number of symbols that need to be resolved will make a big difference.


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