On Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 9:50 AM Matthew Miller <mat...@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> More data is always better. I like qualifying the situations in that way. I
> think we should make our decision based on the "center" rather than the
> edges, though.
> For I hope obvious reasons, I'd love to see this tested on a Lenovo X1
> Carbon Gen 8 with the default SSD options.
> And, for benchmarks, I'm thinking more application benchmarks than a
> benchmark of the compression itself. How much does compressed /usr affect
> boot times for GNOME and KDE? What about startup time for LibreOffice,
> Firefox, etc? Any impact on run-time usage?


Two workloads: install and update. It might seem like an update is
both read and write dependent, but the rpms are already compressed and
don't get compressed again. The differences, I expect, are mostly
write performance. And this suggests it's a wash. I'd say this setup
is fairly middle of the pack.

The space savings, however, isn't a wash.

Chris Murphy
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