[arch-general] [arch-announce] Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio

Jonathon Fernyhough jonathon at m2x.dev
Sat Feb 20 16:19:44 UTC 2021

On 20/02/2021 16:17, NicoHood via arch-general wrote:
> I was also wondering what gives the best speed. I got a boot partition
> with 250mb, wouldn't it make sense to use CAT aka no compression? 

It's a balance between CPU usage and disk IO. cat requires more data to
be read from disk, zstd requires more CPU time.

Slow CPU and fast SSD? cat. Fast CPU and slow HDD? zstd.

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