where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
web at umich.edu
Sat Nov 19 22:27:19 UTC 2011
According to Daniel Staal <DStaal at usa.net> on Sat, 11/19/11 at 10:06:
> --As for the rest, it is mine.
> Just as a quick digression...
> xz has only marginal improvements in compressed size over bzip2, and takes
> a lot more cpu/memory resources to compress. In most cases, I'd say it's
> the wrong choice for a compression format.
> However, the one place where it is unequivocally the *best* choice is one
> that will make it well known: Distributing archives. It does beat bzip2 by
> a small amount, and it's *decompression* time is *much* faster than bzip2 -
> on par with gzip. Plus decompression can be done in a fixed amount of RAM,
> regardless of the size of the files being uncompressed. For files that are
> compressed once and then decompressed many times on many different boxes -
> like a FreeBSD release - it's a definite win.
> But for files that will be compressed and uncompressed regularly, or
> compressed and usually never touched again, it's worth thinking about
> what's the best balance of resources.
Thanks for that explanation! :-)
William Bulley Email: web at umich.edu
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