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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.33-rc7
On 02/07/10 02:20, Joel Becker wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 02:49:49PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> Would it be ok to _only_ have the 'bz2' patches and tar-balls?
>>
>> Having two copies of every large file seems silly, if nobody really
>> requires the traditional .gz format..
>
> When I grab tarballs, I only grab .gz. Bandwidth isn't a
> problem (3 minutes versus four on my DSL, I still switch over to another
> screen and check back). But .bz2 unpacks very slowly in the
> environments I'm usually grabbing a tarball for. I save more time
> unpacking .gz than I do downloading .bz2.
> That said, I'm often doing repeated unpacks, so I could easily
> turn a .bz2 into .gz when I first grab it, then use the local .gz.
>
> Joel
>


(Not sure what the spec is.)
the question is:
if converting everything to .gz,
yes is easy for everybody, because they don't
need a bzip2 or xzutils(external app),
but results in Linus's server having more mb's

as opposed to having a bzip2, or lzma(xzutils)
resulting in less mb's on the server(Linus's server)?

I guess whatever gives Linus's server less space
since he's kind enough to publish this for everybody..


Justin P. Mattock


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