april, 7, 2004 archives

gzip vs. bzip2 vs. rzip for log files

with my curiousity piqued by jeremy’s tests of gzip vs. bzip2 vs. rzip using a bunch of mail as the test data, i tried compressing an apache log file with the three tools, plus lzop:

programcpu time (s)size
gzip19.21028,362,079
gzip -932.40027,036,433
bzip2 -9849.48915,496,248
rzip147.46018,823,330
lzop3.24048,719,254
lzop -980.81032,531,485

the original file size is 295,927,205.

it’s too bad rzip can’t decompress to a stream. that makes it much less attractive as a log compression solution.

wonderfalls cancelled

according to cnn, fox cancelled wonderfalls. not surprising, but disappointing nonetheless. (via les orchard.)

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