Size of Libgcrypt (and other libraries) and subsequent performance

Ashish Gupta ashishg2dec at
Wed Apr 23 11:19:20 CEST 2008


The size of the libraries (especially libgcrypt) claimed at is much lower than what
is produced by default (note, the size claimed is 367kb whereas the defaule
build for libgcrypt results in close of 1.2MB shared object). Can someone
help in understanding how these binaries were created for the Debian and how
can this much optimization be achieved?

The default build of libgcrypt (1.2MB) is relatively comparable to the size
of libcrypto (1.3MB) (used with openssl). Hence the effective load time of
the (similar) programs using both these libraries yeilds better performance
on openssl. The sample client timings as observed over itierations (taking
into account TLB) gives:

ashish at ashish-desktop:~/Atemp/SSLExamples$ time ./gnutls/client

real    0m0.294s
user    0m0.046s
sys     0m0.092s
ashish at ashish-desktop:~/Atemp/SSLExamples$ time ./openssl/client

real    0m0.117s
user    0m0.004s
sys     0m0.004s

The libraries linked in were as follows:

ashish at ashish-desktop:~/Atemp/SSLExamples$ ldd ./gnutls/client =>  (0xffffe000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0xb7e55000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7e35000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0xb7dc5000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0xb7dc1000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0xb7c80000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7c6c000)
        /lib/ (0xb7ef1000)
ashish at ashish-desktop:~/Atemp/SSLExamples$ ldd ./openssl/client =>  (0xffffe000) => /usr/lib/i686/cmov/ (0xb7f61000) => /usr/lib/i686/cmov/
(0xb7e1f000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0xb7e1a000) => /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ (0xb7cd9000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb7cc5000)
        /lib/ (0xb7fae000)

The necessary programs are also attached. Both the programs simply connect
to the same server over the internet and issue same queries. No
certification check is done in either.

In case I can provide more information on this please let me know.

Ashish Gupta
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