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Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Tue Aug 28 21:50:02 EST 2001

On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 09:35:47PM +1000, Patrick Cole wrote:
> Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 07:10:13PM +1000, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > Also, how on earth does BSD get smaller binaries that linux? I mean, they
> > use the same toolchain (gcc) and the same executable format (ELF) so where
> > can there possibly be a difference?
> glibc (is massive). They were about on par when we all used libc5.

OK, that doesn't affect the size of binaries on disk. It would effect the
virtual memory usage. Does it actually affect the RSS? And since all those
pages are shared anyway, does it matter?

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
> It would be nice if someone came up with a certification system that
> actually separated those who can barely regurgitate what they crammed over
> the last few weeks from those who command secret ninja networking powers.

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