radical suggestion for fc4 release

Jeff Johnson n3npq at nc.rr.com
Tue Feb 1 03:03:22 UTC 2005

Eric S. Raymond wrote:

>Jeff Johnson <n3npq at nc.rr.com>:
>>Very very very foolish imho, as rpm is rate limited by decompression,
>>and bzip2 uncompress is known 5-7 times slower than gzip.
>Is that a problem?  Processors are speeding up faster than media are
>getting larger -- thus, trdsing clocks for space seems like the
>right thing.
>I'm open to counterargument here -- I just want to be sure you've 
>thought through the tradeoffs completely.

Is memory a bigger problem than cpu? How about broadband vs. dialup?

I have no clue where the balance points are. My rpm job is objective 
through insturmentation, and as reliable and stable an implementation as 

Go make up your own answers.

73 de Jeff

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