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Re: FSFS format7 and compressed XML bundles

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent-svn_at_vinc17.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:44:23 +0100

On 2013-02-28 10:58:07 -0800, Ben Reser wrote:
> Speaking with Julian here at ApacheCon he mentioned that gzip has a
> rsyncable option. Looking into this turns out that there is a patch
> applied to Debian's gzip that provides this option.

I can't see such an option in Debian's gzip (from unstable, and
there is no experimental version).

> It resets the compression algorithm every 1000 bytes and thus makes
> blocks that can be saved between revisions of the file.

Wouldn't this work only when data are appended to the file?
If data are inserted or deleted, this would change the block
boundaries. Instead of fixed-length blocks, I'd rather see
boundaries based on the file contents.

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