The Linux Blog: Optimizing Gentoo (Part 3)
Apr 04, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clete R. Blackwell)
[ Thanks to Anonymous for this link.
"For a long time, I have known about prelinking, but I never
actually tried it. Prelinking can be reversed at any time and is
relatively painless. Prelinking works by taking the files that are
normally linked and adding them to the executables. The tutorial,
which is linked below, boasts a 50% loading speed increase in KDE
with prelinking as opposed to without it. I can give testimony of
prelinking working, but I'm not quite sure that it sliced off half
of the loading time. Prelinking does not change the operating speed
of a program, just streamlines the loading process...