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Fedora mulls ARM - Is tar holding us back?

Fedora mulls ARM - Is tar holding us back?

Posted Mar 25, 2012 3:33 UTC (Sun) by ndye (guest, #9947)
In reply to: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture by rwmj
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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Fedora mulls ARM - Is tar holding us back?

Posted Mar 26, 2012 4:19 UTC (Mon) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

There's Duplicity[1], but AFAICS, it's gone approximately nowhere so far.

[1]http://duplicity.nongnu.org/new_format.html


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