iana-etc with STRIP=yes

Valter Douglas Lisbôa Jr. douglas at trenix.com.br
Tue Oct 7 10:45:16 PDT 2008


Em Tuesday 07 October 2008 13:18:03 Gilles Espinasse escreveu:
> Selon Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org>:
> > Valter Douglas Lisbôa Jr. wrote:
> > > Not a major issue, but a recent thread shows using the make STRIP=yes
> > > on iana-etc to cut out comments and accelerate the port search on port
> > > resolution. In the new LSF does  anyone remember to put this on the
> > > book?
> >
> > Not sure about the "accelerate the port search on port resolution".
> > Here's a quote from Seth's (the maintainer) site:
> >
> >      To throw out the useful comments in generated files (useful for
> > embedded installations), use:
> >
> > 	make STRIP=yes
> >
> >
> > He doesn't mention anything about acceleration. He says it's
> > useful for embedded systems. Do you have a URL of this thread?
>
> Reference are in DIY side.
> http://www.diy-linux.org/reference-build/chroot2.html#c2-iana-etc
>
> http://www.diy-linux.org/pipermail/diy-linux-dev/2006-January/000719.html
> or
> http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/current/2004-07/0465.html
>
Thanks

> without STRIP=yes
> ls -l build/etc/{services,protocols}
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  23403 Aug  5 19:59 build/etc/protocols
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 938722 Aug  5 19:59 build/etc/services
>
>
> with STRIP=yes
> ls -l build/etc/{services,protocols}
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2078 Aug  6 10:52 build/etc/protocols
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 192217 Aug  6 10:52 build/etc/services
>
> As size is mostly divided by 5, this could only accelerate the search.
>
> I have been too lazy to build the test program that should be on the second
> URL thread to have more numbers.
>
> I am unsure of the difference in real life but that can't be slower.
>
> Gilles
Well, it will be somewhat faster. But like mentioned some peoples like to 
preserve the comments. Does it interesting to put a tip on the iana-etc 
instalation?


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