emulate an end-of-media

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Thu Mar 6 16:37:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 09:28:53PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 07:44:48PM +0100, Martin Laabs wrote:
> > I also made a comparison between gzip and bzip2 regarding
> > the compression ratio on a dump of my home directory (3.2GB)
> > bzip2 took about 74min to compress, gzip only 11minutes. And
> > in terms of compression ratio bzip2 was only 3% better than
> > gzip.
> That's not a realistic test case. bzip2 normally takes trice the time
> and compresses 10% better. I can't comment on compress.

Actually I've found that it depends on which architecture you run bzip2
and gzip on.   Taking a sample set of files, I found bzip2 was faster on
amd64 than gzip; and gzip was faster on i386 than bzip2.
[its been a while... I might have the two reversed]
-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
A: Why is top-posting (putting a reply at the top of the message) frowned upon?
Let's not play "Jeopardy-style quoting"

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