speed of bzip2 versus gzip
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Sat Jul 21 02:39:20 UTC 2007
On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:50:20 -0700
Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> Of course, it all depends on what your priorities are, too-- if what
> you want is a final tarball which is being mirrored and downloaded
> frequently, then your goal is to obtain the absolute best
> compression, and how much CPU --best takes isn't important.
of course ... in my case i had to sacrifice the space in order to finish
the job in less than 24 hours :)
The better compression on bzip2 part isn't linear (in my tests) with the amount
of time it takes to achieve it. I bet there are some knobs to modify amount of
buckets or other memory related settings in bzip2 to make work faster...
if not, maybe another algorithm...but [bg]zip are so widespread they may become
the one choice if you have to distribute the files to a wider audience.
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