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    SubjectRe: Deprecating .gz format on kernel.org
    On Wed, 2003-03-19 12:19:42 -0800, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
    wrote in message <3E78D0DE.307@zytor.com>:
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > At some point it probably would make sense to start deprecating .gz
    > format files from kernel.org.

    However, please keep in mind that it's a *PITA* if you're working on a
    machine with not > 500MHz and > 128MB RAM:

    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ ls -l linux-2.5.65.tar.*
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jbglaw jbglaw 31889910 Mar 20 11:37
    linux-2.5.65.tar.bz2
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jbglaw jbglaw 39711645 Mar 20 11:44
    linux-2.5.65.tar.gz
    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ time tar xjf linux-2.5.65.tar.bz2

    real 194m21.665s
    user 172m55.026s
    sys 14m19.018s
    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ mv linux-2.5.65 linux-2.5.65xx
    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ time tar xzf linux-2.5.65.tar.gz

    real 39m39.294s
    user 22m32.306s
    sys 13m56.524s
    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ free
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 10100 9792 308 0 952 5232
    -/+ buffers/cache: 3608 6492
    Swap: 292816 1484 291332
    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : UMC UMC UMC
    cpu family : 4
    model : 2
    model name : ff/02
    stepping : 3
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : no
    fpu_exception : no
    cpuid level : 1
    wp : yes
    flags :
    bogomips : 15.10

    jbglaw@schnarchnase:/tmp$ uname -a
    Linux schnarchnase 2.5.65 #1 Thu Mar 20 07:39:11 CET 2003 i486 unknown unknown GNU/Linux


    MfG, JBG

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