[PATCH xorg-gtest 01/11] Drop .gz tarballs, bz2 is enough

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 14:37:48 PST 2012

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Ángel González <ingenit at zoho.com> wrote:
> On 09/11/12 05:58, Matt Turner wrote:
>> Perhaps the bigger advantage of xz over bz2 is decompression speed. In
>> many cases, single threaded xz decompression is faster than
>> two-threaded parallel bz2 decompression.
> What do you mean by "two-threaded parallel bz2 decompression" ?
> I don't think it can be done in what I'd call "the traditional meaning"
> (taking a random file compressed with bzip2(1) and decompressing faster
> by using two threads instead of one)...

I mean using lbzip2: https://github.com/kjn/lbzip2/

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