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Old 07-29-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: Is pre-linking worth it?


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The recent problem with prelink in Fedora Rawhide has led some to wonder about what advantages pre-linking actually brings—and whether those advantages outweigh the pain it can cause. Pre-linking can reduce application start up time—and save some memory as well—but there are some downsides; not least the possibility of an unbootable system as some Rawhide users encountered. The advantages are small enough, or hard enough to completely quantify, that it leads to questions about whether it is justified as the default for Fedora.

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