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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: AddModule patch
Date Fri, 20 Sep 1996 11:09:00 GMT
Gordon Irlam wrote:
> Option 2: Cost of rebuiding the binary
> 
> The other option, instead of running a bloated binary, is to rebuild
> it, with just the modules being used.  This involves someone figuring
> out what modules they need, configure them, building the binary,
> install it, and restarting the server.
> 
> A competant sysadmin might be able to do all this in perhaps 1 hour
> assuming they have all the tools they need and nothing goes wrong.  In
> the real world sometimes things go wrong, and so it is likely to take
> much longer.  (Cygnus might typically budget 1-2 days to do something
> like this for a customer).
> 

One _hour_ !!!

A typical edit/Configure/make/copy/restart cycle takes about 15 minutes.
If the sysadmin has the tools to creat the bloated binary then he/she
has the tools to creat a leaner one.
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