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Re: ODP: [Bug-tar] GNU tar, star and BSD tar speed comparision +new scri

From: Tim Kientzle
Subject: Re: ODP: [Bug-tar] GNU tar, star and BSD tar speed comparision +new script
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 09:00:44 -0700
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Jan Psota wrote:

Latest TCP script at the bottom (3180 bytes).
4 tests: 64bit dual core Athlon tmpfs / disk (reiserfs) - 60MB/s,
        32bit Athlon tmpfs / disk (reiserfs) - 55MB/s
Both machines were idle -- used for testing only.
Tarball and extracted files were on different physical devices.
Test data: linux 2.6.22/3 kernel sources for memory operations,
for the other data average file size should bring enough info.

Thanks, Jan.  I appreciate your work on this.

If someone else wanted to continue this benchmarking
work, it would be interesting to see how the programs
compare working against tape drives, ramdisks, and
using gzipped archives (as opposed to uncompressed

But first, I have some ideas for speeding up
bsdtar's create operation.  ;-)


Tim Kientzle

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