Re: [Nautilus-list] throbber out-of-process

Maciej Stachowiak <mjs noisehavoc org> writes: 
> OS X has a prelinking setup that's used mostly on C and Objective C,
> and it's supposed to have reeally dramatic effects on startup time. I
> wonder what's different here that you don't see much benefit for C,
> especially given someone's measurements a while back that a very large
> chunk of GNOME application startup time is spent in the dynamic
> linker.

Well, what the prelinker does is avoid relocations by
pre-relocating. C doesn't normally have a lot of relocations on Linux.

So perhaps either a) the prelinker on OS X does something more than
avoid relocations or b) OS X has more relocations in the normal case?


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