Re: gnome-vfs HAL patch, take 3

On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 12:43, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 10:39:15 +0200, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > Dunno, I suspect that it would affect the footprint of each app
> > linkning with libgnomevfs? It also drags in libdbus, btw.
> Only if the library is actually used. If not it'll never be paged into
> disk and as it's all C most of the function relocs are lazy anyway. I
> wouldn't worry about the overhead of large library trees, you only have to
> start worrying once they are all being used at once :)

This is not quite true. Any globally linked shared library gives a
performance penalty on symbol lookups, since you have to look up in the
symbol table for that library too.

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