Fedora mulls ARM - Is tar holding us back?
Posted Mar 25, 2012 3:33 UTC (Sun) by ndye
In reply to: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture
Parent article: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture
Amdahl's law [shows up in] a fixed "top and tail" overhead of unpacking the tarball . . .
With horizontal scaling defining the future, should we consider an archive format with a random-access catalog (like ZIP) to replace linear tar?
(Just an idea.)
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