* boyd, rounin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [031125 05:16]: > i see that there some doubt about whether running lots of > shell scripts ever happens. what happens when you > use make? lots of shells get run and they run small > (one line?) scripts.
Just to provide some real-world numbers, here's what I got out of a buildworld: Static /bin/sh: real 385m29.977s user 111m58.508s sys 93m14.450s Dynamic /bin/sh: real 455m44.852s user 113m17.807s sys 103m16.509s The dynamic /bin/sh caused just over an 18% performance hit on the make process, everything else being equal (the rest of my / is dynamically linked). It may seem like a pretty large performance hit, but to my the difference between a 6-hour and a 7-hour world build is just an extra hour of Quake :\ --Mike
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