emulate an end-of-media
joerg at britannica.bec.de
Wed Feb 27 12:51:53 UTC 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 04:00:00PM -0500, Mike Meyer wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:28:53 +0100 Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at britannica.bec.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 07:44:48PM +0100, Martin Laabs wrote:
> > > I also made a comparison between gzip and bzip2 regarding
> > > the compression ratio on a dump of my home directory (3.2GB)
> > > bzip2 took about 74min to compress, gzip only 11minutes. And
> > > in terms of compression ratio bzip2 was only 3% better than
> > > gzip.
> > That's not a realistic test case. bzip2 normally takes trice the time
> > and compresses 10% better. I can't comment on compress.
> Considering we're talking about compression methods to use on dump
> output, that would seem to be the definition of a "realistic test
> case". Telling us what it "normally" does without defining what input
> is considered "normal" doesn't help much.
Source code in my case and various other documents. The test case above
certainly was not normal.
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