Re: [PATCH] Lower tarball compression level
Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
> I'd like to propose the attached patch which changes "--best" to
> "--fast" in the lh_binary_tar helper. Using "--best" (the highest level
> of compression) can take 20% longer to complete but only provides 4-5%
> better compression. This performance impact can quickly be inflated when
> performing on platforms such as ARM. To put this in perspective, I did a
> few unscientific tests.
as mentioned before, your point is totally valid, however, in the
default case i'd like to stick with best as there's imho not much point
in building release builds with --fast.
therefore, in git, i've added a --gzip-options switch to change the gzip
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