prelink process using too much CPU

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Fri Jun 29 17:08:20 UTC 2007

Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 12:54:31PM -0300, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
>>In a new installation of F7, a process named prelink is hogging up CPU time. 
>>It almost always uses more than 70% of CPU time, sometimes getting close to 
>>This did not happen in FC6 in the same machine. What may be causing that?
> prelink has quite a lot of work after install (or when glibc is upgraded),
> just let it finish (shouldn't take more than 30 minutes on reasonably fast
> box, unless you installed everything from the Everything set), next time it
> will be very quick.

That is not my experience, but I use an old version of Fedora.
Has prelink been made smarter? It churns through all my discs
for about 15 to 30 mins each time.

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