prelink: HOWTO and benchmarks
I’ve used prelink in the past on Ubuntu in an attempt to speed up application loading, but I’ve never actually done any benchmarks to test the results. I decided today to run some simple benchmarks to gauge the performance increase of using prelink.
For readers too lazy to read through the entire article, I will summarize by saying that using prelink does reduce application load time.
Programs that will be used for testing:
OpenOffice.org 2.4 Writer
Azureus BitTorrent Client
Evolution Mail Client