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Re: gzip and mgzip have different default compression levels

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.203.62.219] on February 17, 2008 11:57 PM
Yeah, I wrote mgzip for speed at a time when most multi-cpu machines were in the 500Mhz range, thus the decision to default to -2 instead of -6. I was trying to get the fastest possible compress times out of my hardware and -2 made sense at the time. Anyway... there wasn't much interest back then, but maybe with multi-core becoming mainstream, someone else will pick it up and run with it.

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