Guess the Size of an Lrzip Archive of all 2.6 Linux Kernel Sources

Posted by D on Jun 4, 2011 4:23 PM EDT
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Con Kolivas created an lrzip archive of all the sources of all 2.6 linux kernels. And guess how much space and time it took? A hint: All sources in a tar are 10.3 GB. The kernel is 73 MB as a tar.bz2 archive. Now it would be less than that times 39, because the first kernel was smaller (just 32 MB). He are some actual numbers: I think a bzip2 would be about 2GB. An xz archive is about 1.4 GB and takes 2 hours. Now that I gave you all these numbers let's see how much it really is... (make a guess an click the link)


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