prelink hint

Robert Connolly robert at
Thu Mar 24 16:17:53 PST 2005

On March 24, 2005 03:43 am, Sébastien Maerten wrote:
> Robert Connolly wrote:
> >>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 here.
> I don't know it either, but for me "vitual memory" evoques "swap".
> It might be some time since I'm able to dig into that, but I'll report
> my effort then.

BTW, do not strip prelinked programs. It changes the timestamp on the .gnu 
section, and other stuff, and then the programs can't be unprelinked. Its 
irreversible. The programs still work after though. Run prelink -au before 
doing a mass strip.

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