On Mon, Nov 05, 2012 at 03:31:23PM +0800, Sheldon wrote:
> Hi, ALL.
> 
> I have submitted a patchhttp://gerrit.ovirt.org/4174
> it is about "make compression type configurable, support gzip and xz"
> 
> As I mentioned in message that vdsm require "xz" for logrotate.
> So I think there is no need to support two kinds of compression format: xz 
> and gzip.
> 
> 
> I have get some comments on this patch.
> 
> It seems xz is better.
> XZ utils supports multi threading, and the compression ratio is better than 
> gzip.
> And it is supports many platforms (seehttp://tukaani.org/xz/  , look for 
> Supported platforms).
> 
> 
> Since xz gets higher compression efficiency and the logrotate has already 
> required "xz"
> So how about to abandon gzip, only use xz?

I don't really understand your motivation.
Practically every open source project on the face of this planet, ships
its source as a gzip'ed tarball. Which projects use xz for that?

Dan.
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