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Re: Fedora 11: moving to posix file capabilities?

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:07:17AM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 07:27:51AM -0500, Joe Nall wrote:
> > Not until this bug is fixed :)
> > prelink erases file-based capabilities
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=456105
> >From Jakub's 2004 paper on prelink, I see that it saves 1-2 seconds in
> startup time for openoffice swriter. Half a second or less on kword,
> konqueror, evolution, and epiphany. As computers get faster, prelink will
> still save relative time, but the absolute difference will become less and
> less perceptible. I know a second here and there adds up, but given the
> downsides, sooner or later prelink should be revisited.

Particularly since it corrupts binaries it doesn't understand :-(



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