Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/1999 22:19:51
On Sat, 9 Jan 1999 13:46:45 -0800 (PST) Ross Harvey wrote:
> it's purely incremental gzip'ed (someday bzip2'ed) space for the new stuff.
As I mentioned in another forum, bzip2 will use up 3700kB of memory in
"normal" mode or 2300kB in half-speed mode during decompression with
maximum compression. This may make life hard on 4MB (or possibly 8MB?)
machines. I don't know what gzip needs (it's not obvious to me from any
of the doco that comes with libz or gzip).