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Authored by: dbs on Jun 05, '06 09:46:55AM

There's no reason this should be particularly slow. Sure it takes a while to access the disk image at first, but remember that you're only doing this for infrequently used applications, so that doesn't hurt much. After the disk image is loaded it may actually be faster since there's a higher likelihood that the relevant information has been cached in memory. The limiting speed factor here is the disk which means that a compressed image may actually get higher disk throughput than an uncompressed regular file. It would be interesting to compare the two.

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