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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 02:55:17PM +0100, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.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
> "screwed".

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.

 - mdz

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