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Re: lynx-dev lynx whith a special configuration

From: Bela Lubkin
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx whith a special configuration
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 23:05:19 -0800

Leonid Pauzner wrote:

> We recommend using executable packers like gzexe instead,


Executable packers like gzexe act *directly* *against* NHE's goals.
They are appropriate only for single-user systems.  Even there, they
cause *more* memory to be used.  They save only disk space.

On a multiuser system, like Unix, the executable code of a program that
is being run by multiple users is shared in memory.  However, if you use
an executable packer, the code is stored as if it was data; processes
don't share it, and *much* more memory is consumed.  Depending on the
implementation, disk space may also be consumed.  For instance, *each*
simultaneous user may write an uncompressed executable image to disk,
run that, then delete it: so space is saved only while zero users are
running the program.  As soon as one user is running it, space equal to
(compressed size + uncompressed size) is consumed; each additional user
consumes another (uncompressed size).


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