Re: Linux Kernel Source Compression

From: Alistair John Strachan
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 15:02:36 EST

On Sunday 21 May 2006 15:35, Justin Piszcz wrote:
> Was curious as to which utilities would offer the best compression ratio
> for the kernel source, I thought it'd be bzip2 or rar but lzma wins,
> roughly 6 MiB smaller than bzip2.
> $ du -sk * | sort -n
> 33520 linux-

Somebody needs to make lzma userspace tools (like p7zip) faster, not crash,
and behave like a regular UNIX program. Then we need a patch to GNU tar to
emerge, and for it to persist for at least 4 years. Then maybe people will
adopt this format..


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