Hall, Charles V
Charles.Hall at Nav-International.com
Thu Sep 16 09:51:37 PDT 2004
Thanks Chuck. It didn't occur to me about the integer arithmetic. I'm
going to try gzip.
From: Chuck Swiger [mailto:cswiger at mac.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 11:20 AM
To: Hall, Charles V
Cc: 'freebsd-performance at freebsd.org'
Subject: Re: Compression performance
Hall, Charles V wrote:
> I'm running 4.10 prod on an Intel P4 and I want to maximize compression
> (i.e. /usr/bin/compress) performance--this seems to be my current
> What steps can I take to accomplish this? (ZLIB, FPU support, anything
Try using 'gzip --fast' instead of 'compress', assuming you are concerned
minimizing the CPU time required to compress files. These types of
compression algorithms use integer operations almost exclusively; the FPU
isn't used significantly.
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