[X-Newbies] optimizing System Performance

Cyril Blanc blanc.cyril at wanadoo.fr
Sat Apr 16 23:33:02 PDT 2005

Hi Randy

Thanks for your answer

So what is the need for applications like MOX that also "pre-bind" ?

Best regards


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On Apr 17, 2005, at 8:22 AM, Randy B.Singer wrote:

> Cyril Blanc said:
>> After MAC OS X has install an APP, you have a message that it is
>> "optimizing System Performance"
>> What is it doing ?
> It is doing what is known as "pre-binding".  That is, when a program
> launches under OS X, it automatically opens a bunch of supporting 
> files.
> Prebinding speeds up application launch in the future by creating a
> "list" of what files are needed to launch an application, where they
> reside on the disk, and the order they need to be read and loaded.
> http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106271
> Item #3
> http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/apme/optimizations/#SIX
> Randy B. Singer
> Co-Author of: The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th and 6th editions)
> Routine OS X Maintenance and Generic Troubleshooting
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