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Re: Is FSFS compressing stored data?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-13 17:53:03 CEST

quastst@in-euro.de writes:
> I tested a bit the differences between FSFS-repos and BDB-repos. I
> found that FSFS-repos must be compressed. Is this true? I found no
> information about it in chapter 5 of the book. Btw FSFS-repos where
> slight slower than BDB-repos in my tests. For example a small project
> only 8.5 MB was imported. As result I got 6s by BDB and 13 by FSFS,
> but the size was 5.8 MB for FSFS and 13 MB for BDB. The project was a
> mixture of dirs, sources, binaries and tars. If FSFS compresses
> files, is it possible to make it in BDB to?

They both compress. The reasons BDB is bigger are complex, and have
to do with how databases allocate storage.

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