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RE: Space wasting

From: Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) <wadswore_at_fhu.disa.mil>
Date: 2004-03-08 19:17:47 CET

[referring to a single compressed file containing .svn directory]
> > * it saves space, even over a 'perfect' file system
> And makes it slower, because it has to compress the stuff.

Just to clear up a point:

If the data is nice and compressible, and a fast compression algorithm is
used, it's usually faster to read the (smaller) compressed data and
decompress than it is to just read the (larger) raw data directly from disk.
Disk access is much slower than CPU cycles.

--- Eric

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