where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
vogelke+unix at pobox.com
Sun Nov 20 00:18:56 UTC 2011
>> On Sat, 19 Nov 2011 11:06:43 -0400,
>> Daniel Staal <DStaal at usa.net> said:
D> xz has only marginal improvements in compressed size over bzip2, and
D> takes a lot more cpu/memory resources to compress. In most cases, I'd
D> say it's the wrong choice for a compression format. However, the one
D> place where it is unequivocally the *best* choice is one that will make
D> it well known: Distributing archives.
Along these same lines, it works well for large mostly-text files. I have
a lot of historical data in text form, 60-100 Mb uncompressed per file,
and I get ~18% smaller files using xz instead of bzip2. I know disk
space is cheap, but our rack space is limited.
Karl Vogel I don't speak for the USAF or my company
> Sorry I'm taking up your ever so valuable disk space!
That's okay, /dev/null is pretty big. --illoai at gmail.com, 14 Feb 2011
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