Andreas Schwab wrote:
Per Jessen <per(a)computer.org> writes:
It's probably a reasonable trade-off,
especially for large initrds.
Even for relatively tiny initrds, using xz gives a decent saving:
Compr Size Time
gzip 5379419 10s
xz 3936824 18s
8s extra runtime
Which is about 80% more.
Yes, but still only 8 seconds. Not enough to make a cup of coffee.
I rarely boot any machine, but for a desktop machine with a large
initrd, it won't be many boots before it's paid off (in time saved
loading), I would think.
Philipp's point is probably more important though:
Those are compression times? What about the much more
decompression times at boot?
I haven't measured it - perhaps similar?
Per Jessen, Zürich (16.6°C)
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