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Re: dist-xz compression level

From: Pavel Sanda
Subject: Re: dist-xz compression level
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:41:14 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

> Are you assuming 'make dist' after 'make' or 'make dist' from scratch?
> Other than the time spent compressing data, 'make dist' after 'make'  
> should be quite fast.

Yep, I mean the make dist from the scratch; i.e. what one usually
does when creating new release. The compression is used very rarely
compared to the number of tarballs uncompression, disk usage
multiplied by all the mirros, net usage etc...

> It may be that dimished returns become extreme as the compression level 
> reaches -9.

The same can be said about currently used -9 for lzma, no?

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