[PATCH 1/3] Add the snappy-c compressor to lib

Artem Bityutskiy dedekind1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 16:36:17 EST 2011

On Wed, 2011-11-09 at 05:06 -0800, Mike Dunn wrote:
> On 11/09/2011 03:09 AM, Matthieu CASTET wrote:
> >> On Sun, 2011-10-30 at 14:37 +0200, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> >>> This is a C port of the google snappy compressor. It has roughly
> >>> comparable compression to LZO, but is significantly faster on many file
> >>> types. For example it beats all other compressors on already
> >>> compressed data.
> >> Sounds cool, thanks Andi! Is any UBIFS user interested to try this out?
> >> I think this stuff needs some real users to make it go into mainline
> >> smoothly.
> >>
> > I could be interresting to have benchmarks on arm (or other system where UBIFS
> > is used).
> >
> > snappy use lot's of unaligned access.
> > They need to be emulated on pre-armv6 core.
> I'm currently testing ubifs on armv5 (xscale).  If you'd like me to collect some
> benchmark data, I'd be glad to help if you can provide a little guidance.

Yeah, of course it would be interesting to see. If snappy is a win-win
on ARM, we should merge it.


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