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Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Sat Sep 16 10:14:27 PDT 2006

>>>> Remove vestiges of GNU tar.
>>>gtar is still much faster than bsdtar...oh well.
>>What makes gtar so much faster than bsdtar?
> I don't know, tkientzle told me once he'd try to look at it, but I
> don't think anything came of it.

bsdtar doesn't overlap I/O and (de)compression.
In some cases, this makes gtar faster.
I still intend to experiment with async I/O and/or
mmap to see if that addresses the difference.


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