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External compression and setting -B may cause incorrect source block size & count #113

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GoogleCodeExporter opened this Issue Mar 24, 2015 · 3 comments

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The code that opens and reads the first block of the source file has to decide 
whether it is compressed, in which case it forks a decompress process and 
continues reading the data.

The value for -B defaults to 64MB with 32 buffers of 2MB each.

If the file size is known to be less than -B or if it fits entirely within the 
first block read, then the main program sets up the library with a single block 
containing the entire contents.  This improves compression slightly.

However, the logic in 3.0z and earlier sets up the single-block case when the 
compressed size is smaller than -B, not taking into account the decompression 
that takes place.  As a result, it is quite possible that raising -B reduces 
compression.


Original issue reported on code.google.com by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 24 Aug 2010 at 4:57

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SVN 324 fixed.

Original comment by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 24 Aug 2010 at 6:08

SVN 324 fixed.

Original comment by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 24 Aug 2010 at 6:08

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SVN 336 Really Fixed with a big code cleanup.

Original comment by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 7 Nov 2010 at 8:26

SVN 336 Really Fixed with a big code cleanup.

Original comment by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 7 Nov 2010 at 8:26

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Original comment by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 9 Jan 2011 at 8:46

  • Changed state: Fixed

Original comment by josh.mac...@gmail.com on 9 Jan 2011 at 8:46

  • Changed state: Fixed
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