prelink hint

Robert Connolly robert at
Thu Mar 24 00:37:52 PST 2005

On March 24, 2005 02:45 am, Sébastien Maerten wrote:
> Robert Connolly wrote:
> > Hello. I made a prelink hint for using the glibc prelink stuff, to make
> > stuff load faster. Please add it so people can use it if they want :)
> Thanks.
> Well, maybe you didn't know about Tushar's "old" prelink hint. I've been
>   using it for quite some time now without problems. From what I've
> quickly read of your version, it seems both are really complementary.
> You can find Tushar's version there :

I had a feeling I should have checked this first :)

> It has a few usefull information that's not included in yours, namely a
> cron script. Maybe you can have look at it.
> BTW I've run had trouble with prelink when using it on a nearly full
> system. Found in debian's script that it seems you need at least 50 MB
> of free space in order to run prelink, In the other case you're in
> trouble, I remember I've been, but can't remember what kind of trouble.
> FYI, here is the relevant part of debian's patch to prelink:

There is a -m switch to conserve virtual memory. I'm not sure if that helps 

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