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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: prelink Reply with quote

prelink -av gives me:

prelink: Can't walk directory tree /usr/lib/: Too many levels of symbolic links

This has never happened before (and I didn't install much after last time I prelinked)
Any thoughts on what's going on ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I run prelink I do
prelink -amRv

could one of those options be doing it?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: same problem Reply with quote

:(.

Code:
Too many levels of symbolic links

too many things in /usr/lib (symlink to /usr/lib64), or bad symlink?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: prelink Reply with quote

fastMoon wrote:
prelink -av gives me:
prelink: Can't walk directory tree /usr/lib/: Too many levels of symbolic links

I found that /usr/lib/lib was linking to itself. Removing it allowed prelink to finish.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: solved Reply with quote

thanks 4 the info,
I did :

emerge symlinks
symlinks -drv /
prelink -av

and now everything works !!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for up an old topic, but i have the same problem

prelink -amvfR

prelink: /usr/bin/lddlibc4: Using /lib32/ld-linux.so.2, not /lib/ld-linux.so.2 as dynamic linker
prelink: Failed searching /lib/: Too many levels of symbolic links

Tried symlinks -drv / , but nothing changed..

I use ~amd64
sys-devel/prelink-20100106
sys-libs/glibc-2.11-r1
sys-devel/binutils-2.20.1
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there any benefit of using prelink with modern SSD drives?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tnt wrote:
is there any benefit of using prelink with modern SSD drives?


Yes, I think so.. search times will be reduced.... I mean no matter how fast the access times, the process and the SSD WILL have to search for the relevant libs.

Anyway, I'm having the same issue

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prelink: Failed searching /lib/: Too many levels of symbolic links


I tried symlinks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Afaik prelinking doesn't really provide any runtime performance advantages. Just makes things load faster.
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