Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 02:55:17PM +0100, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > You just demonstrated that it was CPU bottlenecked, and thus not fully
> > utilizing the available network capacity.
> Yes, but I got distracted by work and forgot to ask how rsync-over-ssh
> would help transfering (not synchronizing) large amounts of data? It has
> to transfer an equal amount of bytes over the same encrypted channel that
> scp does.
It is possible that there are differences in efficiency between these
implementations, but I have not measured them.
> And I would hardly call doing 6.5MB/s with a 3-year-old CPU being
I think "screwed" is an exaggeration, but 4.2GB at 6.5MB/sec is over 10
minutes. If, for example, the situation is an emergency data restore, then
the difference between 5 minutes and 10 minutes is significant.