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Re: [opensuse] Upgrade RC1 to RC3?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 00:28:07 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0605020025010.24182@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Monday 2006-05-01 at 22:01 +0200, Michael Schroeder wrote:

> > > Because the bzip2 de/re-compression eats up lots of cpu cycles...
> >
> > Ah! That explains it. I knew that it handles a lot of data, but it didn't
> > somehow seem reasonable the time it used. Couldn't it use some other
> > faster compress method? Less compression, perhaps? I didn't see an option
> > in the man page for that.
>
> No, it can't. The rpm payloads are compressed with bzip2,
> applydeltaiso has to use the same algorithm to be able to
> recreate an exact copy.

Ah, so that the md5sum matches...

It could be uncompressed, the differences applied, then recompressed with
something else - but then the checksum would be different.

I suppose, I don't really know how it works.

>
> > Failing that, I could try recompiling the bzip binary optimizing for
> > pentium 4 instead of the default :-?
>
> I doubt that this will help, as memory latency is what's hurting bzip2,
> but you can try nevertheless.

Next time I'm bored O:-)

- --
Cheers,
Carlos Robinson

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