[CLUG-chat] Gentoo & prelink & compiling X

Andrew Glen-Young andrew at jamwarehouse.com
Thu Mar 25 16:56:59 SAST 2004

Prelinking only makes startup quicker. It effectively predetermines exactly
which libraries it needs to load. Do an ldd on Mozilla to see what it requires.
Quite a lot you'll notice.

- A.

On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 04:04:24PM +0200, Francois Lubbe wrote:
> Hi ppl,
> I'd like to know if its worth the effort compiling X on a gentoo box or 
> should I just use the package(It will be on a Athlon XP +1800 with 256Meg 
> RAM) . Will X really be that much faster? Will I still be able to use the 
> binaries from Nvidia if I compile X myself?
> Anyone here used prelink on executables on gentoo? Is it just the startup 
> thats faster or are there any other performance enhancements? Can one use 
> it on the Xserver as well to make it load quicker?
> Thanks for any views/comments.
> Francois Lubbe
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