rsync'ing large files

Peter L. Wargo pwargo at
Fri Apr 23 21:56:19 GMT 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Wayne Davison wrote:

> Rsync doesn't call sqrt -- it just does a simple little integer
> estimation.  It is probable that using a hardware sqrt call would be
> faster than rsync's estimator, but taking only 0.00000041 seconds per
> file instead of 0.00000232 seconds per file(*) is not going to make
> much difference, even with a really large number of really large files.

Foo.  Here I was looking for a cheap and fun performance boost.  Or, and
excuse to compile *something* useful that would be G5-specific.  Oh well.


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