Why is the file /bin/false so large?
christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch
Tue Feb 9 18:19:21 UTC 2010
> Yes and no, sh/bash/dash is probably already in memory for some
> (many) shell-scripts. Since most of the memory is shared between
> processes (read-only memory of processes and libraries is shared),
> memory footprint won't change much whether you launch this script
> or not.
> Whether this is a sensible idea or not, I leave it to more
> knowledgeable people.
True, but the same logic applies to a binary /bin/false (once it has ben used once) ...
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