cvs commit: src/usr.bin/tar Makefile bsdtar.1 bsdtar.c bsdtar.h bsdtar_platform.h matching.c read.c util.c write.c

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at
Tue Apr 6 12:45:14 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 11:14:48AM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:
>improve some as I continue to work on it.  However, in general,
>I expect it to be a little bit slower because the compression
>isn't handled in a separate process (thus there's less overlapping
>of I/O and computation).

On the flip side, having everything in one process means there's less
context switching and no copying data between processes.  On a UP
system there's relatively little scope for overlap because pipes
don't buffer much.


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