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Re: Init : someone could comment this ?



Casey Dahlin (cjdahlin ncsu edu) said: 
> Its not the fork or exec per se. It is the disk IO associated with loading 
> the binary images. Normally this isn't too much of an issue, but in the 
> highly IO-sensitive init process it can cause huge issues. Remember, seek 
> time is the big issue with disk IO, so size of data to load is not the 
> metric to go by.

So, switch to a storage metaphor that doesn't penalize seeks. 

While that's somewhat of a joke, you do want to avoid over-optimizing for what
may not be the common case.

Bill


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