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

mike lojkovic mikelojkovic at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 16:44:29 UTC 2021

What about when you have an nvme disc with relatively slow boot up times?

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 10:20 AM Jonathon Fernyhough via arch-general <
arch-general at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:

> 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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