On 27/04/2023 11.24, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
On Thu, 27 Apr 2023, Florian Schmaus wrote:Network traffic, while also being cheap, may be more of an issue. Currently, gentoo-latest.tar.xz is ~41 MiB. So on a conservative approximation ::gentoo compresses to 1/10. So, the 10 Go-packages cause 200 KiB of additional traffic. Even when using a low-bandwidth connection, say 12 KiB/s, this only adds 17 extra seconds to the transfer duration.Manifest files contain binary hashes which don't compress to 1/10. A factor of 1/2 may be more realistic (since a byte is represented by two hex digits).
You are right, Manifests compress roughly to half their size. I did not consider that. Thanks for pointing it out.
This does not affect the argument regarding the rate of change, though. - Flow
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