On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler(a)chello.at> wrote:
I think increasing the size of the live images, also affecting the
time and the time to write the image to media (even USB sticks are not
instant), to get a one-time installation speedup is a very bad tradeoff.
While not exactly the same, the measured increase in size
by the Arch community for their packaging by moving from
xz to zstd was ~0.8% (and gaining a huge reduction in CPU
utilization at the decompress end).
If those (approximate) numbers hold for this use case
(someone would clearly have to test to confirm or
refute those numbers) I would have to suggest that is
likely a good tradeoff that is worth further consideration.