Is prelink worth it?

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Fri Jul 23 18:15:47 UTC 2004

Am Fr, den 23.07.2004 schrieb Sam Tregar um 20:04:

> Does anyone have any data about how much prelink actually improves
> performance?  My lowly Thinkpad T20 is cratered by the daily prelink
> run.  I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble or if I should just turn
> it off.
> -sam

You may check Gentoo's performance matrix page, where they want to show
that individual self compilation makes sense (while I don't see the

But you see that most performance gains come from prelinking.


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