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Bug#510624: ITP: pigz -- Parallel Implementation of GZip

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Eduard Bloch <blade@debian.org>

* Package name    : pigz
  Version         : 2.1.4
  Upstream Author : Mark Adler <madler@alumni.caltech.edu>
* URL             : http://www.example.org/
* License         : ZLib license
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Parallel Implementation of GZip

pigz, which stands for Parallel Implementation of GZip, is a fully functional
replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to
the hilt when compressing data.

PS: I plan to hack it a little bit and use syssconf function on Debian
systems to determine the real number of CPU cores (#x) since pigz's
default value is 8 which is much more than home systems have nowadays,
and the performance isn't getting (much) better with a constant number
of idle threads, they just consume more memory.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Naja, Garbage Collector eben. Holt den Müll sogar vom Himmel.
       (Heise Trollforum über Java in der Flugzeugsteuerung)

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