Re: cvs commit: src/sys/i386/conf GENERIC src/sys/alpha/confGENERIC src/sys/sparc64/conf GENERIC src/sys/amd64/conf GENERIC src/sys/pc98/conf GENERIC
David O'Brien wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 11:00:20PM -0800, Sean Chittenden wrote:
>> ... Moving from gzip to bzip2 for the base files reduces the
>>current size of the base files by about 13-22%.
> I've been trying to move us to bzip2 for the base distribution files
> since 4.6 (2 years now). RE has blocked it before ...
1) bunzip2 requires almost 4MB of memory,
compared to gunzip's 600KB.
2) bunzip2 is about 10x slower than gunzip on my system.
(Decompressing the openoffice tarball: 42s vs. 4s)
Switching to bzip2 format could significantly slow
installs and/or boost minimum memory requirements.
Has anyone built a set of bzip2 install CDs and measured
the time hit and/or memory requirements?
Received on Tue Dec 09 2003 - 15:27:28 UTC