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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.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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