[clug] Anyone using 'snappy', Google's fast compression?

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Wed May 11 23:36:30 MDT 2011

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 22:06, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Reading this blog "I finally understand open source software"
> <http://brikis98.blogspot.com/2011/04/open-source.html>
> led me to this GOOG project:
> <http://code.google.com/p/snappy/>
> "For instance, compared to the fastest mode of zlib,
> Snappy is an order of magnitude faster for most inputs,
> but the resulting compressed files are anywhere from 20% to 100% bigger.
> "On a single core of a Core i7 processor in 64-bit mode,
> Snappy compresses at about 250 MB/sec or more and
> decompresses at about 500 MB/sec or more."
> Is this something that everyone else has known about and been using for
> Aeons??

No, it only popped up a little while back.  I have previously used the
lzop package in place of gzip, though, which gave ~ ten percent less
compression in return for vastly faster...

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