On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 10:31:51 -0400, Tim Daly wrote:
a simple question: why unpack RPMS? Clearly Linux itself can be run
compressed (Live CDs do that now). Given the bottleneck of slow disk
and fast CPU it might be faster to load the compressed image, unpack
it, and execute it then it would to load it directly.
This is true on CD drives which are very slow compared to hard disks, but
I think it would hurt performance for hard disk installs. Besides raw
transfer speed is not normally the problem with loading things from hard
disks, it's thinks like seek time+rotational latency.