Experiments with LZMA compression of bundles

Sune Foldager cryo at cyanite.org
Fri May 20 15:51:38 CDT 2011

On 20-05-2011 16:46, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2011 12:20:50 +0200
> Sune Foldager<cryo at cyanite.org>  wrote:
>>> My guess is that the CPU usage on the server will show a much bigger difference.
>> Yes, for sure; lzma is a bit on the expensive side for compression. Hardware
>> does get faster, though.
> It would be nice if the amount of compression was configurable on the
> server side. Limited hosts with small repos could choose no or little
> compression, while powerful hosts with large repos could choose a
> higher compression level.

Yeah, I agree. This would be easier, though, if we introduced some more 
consistency in the various bundles we ship around, as I wrote about in 
the other sub-thread.


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