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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy, version two

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 22:54 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> David Weinehall <tao@debian.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 07:09:49PM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> > 
> > Now the choice of 464kB or 4528kB on a desktop where you're actually
> > using the shell for interactive things is probably not a big deal,
> > personally I'd never use dash, posh, or busybox (except for rescue
> > purposes)  on a desktop (or server, for that matter) other than for
> > scripts.
> Actually it is. In desktop (low memory PC; 64M or less), you open
> several terminals to work efficiently. It's quite natural to have
> 10-20 open.
> Count 20 x bash against some other alternative shell and the
> consumed memory becomes apparent.

Somebody needs to explain to Jari the concept of a shared text segment.


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