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Re: Autoconf distributions and xz dependency

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Autoconf distributions and xz dependency
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:24:13 +0100

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Mar 2012, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> I tried to test how much peak memory 'xz' uses to decompress the
>> autoconf tarball but was (apparently) defeated by the strange way
>> that 'xz' is linked. I will try again with a different tool this
>> weekend.
> Ok, I have now measured how much memory the 'xz' I have here requires
> under Linux to decompress the autoconf beta tarball.  It requires
> 67,184,168 bytes of heap memory.  This seems to match the xz
> documentation for the -9 compression level.

The autoconf tarball is not large enough to warrant using xz's -9 option.
A simple xz -e (i.e., use the default of -6) should be fine.

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