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Re: configurable gzip level?

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:00:08AM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 06:53:59PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > A colleague pointed out to me that doing a full build of NetBSD results
> > in a lot of time spent doing gzip -9, as much as 8 minutes for all the
> > sets on a modern x86 machine.
> Doesn't a modern x86 machine benefit stronger from USE_PIGZGZIP=yes than
> from gzip -4?

Possibly not because there are several files that could all be being
compressed at once.
Unless, of course, you have a system with rather more cpus than average!


David Laight:

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