[CentOS] Exe file size is chaning during runtime

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 14:17:27 UTC 2007

On 6/21/07, balajisundar at midascomm.com <balajisundar at midascomm.com> wrote:

>     We have observed the exe file size getting changed during run time
> of the system in CentOS.

Yep. that's normal.

> We are not sure why this is happening. Can some one throw light on this.

Basically there's a cron job that runs weekly, which optimizes
binaries to load faster. It will change md5sums on the binaries it
modifies. You can alter this behavior if you wish by setting
parameters in /etc/sysconfig/prelink.

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