Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:20:30 -0300 From: "Matias A. Fonzo" <selk@...gora.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: New Exherbo+musl stage: x86_64-pc-linux-musl-20160621 El Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:01:17 +0200 Shiz <hi@...z.me> escribió: > > On 22 Jun 2016, at 01:22, Matias A. Fonzo <selk@...gora.org> wrote: > > > >> The latest musl stage can always be found at: > >> https://www.somasis.com/stages/exherbo-x86_64-pc-linux-musl-current.tar.xz > > > > Please, consider switching to another format, like lzip/clzip. See: > > > > http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html > > Switching to a format almost nobody has a decompressor for, > especially for something like a stage3 that is often extracted in a > live environment with no options to extra install packages, doesn’t > seem like a good idea. > > - Shiz Distribute files and impose to your users in having xz, is a bad idea. To decompress the stage3, the users will require an important amount of RAM, because `xz -9' uses a dictionary size of 64MiB by default. Lzip usually compresses large files about as much as xz, but using half the RAM and requiring half the RAM to decompress. For fun, I've re-compressed the stage3 using my lzip 1.15: -rw-r--r-- 1 selk users 231566875 jun 21 17:55 exherbo-x86_64-pc-linux-musl-current.tar.lz -rw-r--r-- 1 selk users 284602164 jun 21 17:55 exherbo-x86_64-pc-linux-musl-current.tar.xz  http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html See also: http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance -- GPG pub ID = 0x3AAF1CEC203A99D5 Key servers = hkps.pool.sks-keyservers.net - keys.gnupg.net Key fingerprint = 35BD B9D4 6B56 B5FA CB64 7C9B 3AAF 1CEC 203A 99D5 Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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