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The Linux Blog: Optimizing Gentoo (Part 3)

Apr 04, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clete R. Blackwell)

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"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...

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