Re: Large data packages in the archive
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 03:54:25PM -0500, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > FYI, the most recent CVS snapshots of GDB can read zlib-compressed
> > debug info. If someone gets around to an objcopy patch to create it,
> > then we can change debhelper to use it...
> What's the runtime cost?
> Usually things get slower with such kind of changes.
Seems roughly null, given some RAM to spare; zlib is a bit cheaper
than the extra disk IO on many modern systems.
Mike is right that this won't affect archive size much, though.