Re: -nice tree [was Re: [Swsusp-devel] Re: swsusp problems [wasRe: Your opinion on the merge?]]

From: Nigel Cunningham
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 16:43:16 EST

By the way, here's an example where having the /proc interface is a good
thing: which do you use? zip compression, lzf compression or no
compression? Until recently I always used lzf compression. I just
upgraded my laptop's hard drive, and found I wasn't getting the
performance improvements in suspending I expected. It turns out that the
CPU is now the limiting factor. Because I had the /proc interface, I
could easily adjust the debug settings to show me throughput and then
try a couple of suspend cycles with compression enabled and with it
disabled. Without the /proc interface, I would have had to have
recompiled the kernel to switch settings. (I didn't try gzip because I
knew it wasn't going to be a contender for me).



On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 19:57, Matthias Wieser wrote:
> On Thursday 25 March 2004 02:41, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > * I'd say that one compression method should be enough for everyone
> No:
> Fast Compression algorithm: lzw
> Good Compression algorithm: gzip
> That is the reason, 2 algorithm may exist and have their reason.
> Ciao, Matthias
Nigel Cunningham
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