#1537 Issue closed: Use pigz instead of gzip

Labels: enhancement, won't fix / can't fix / obsolete

mtxd opened issue at 2017-10-17 15:26:

How about using a multithreaded pigz instead of tar --gzip ?

jsmeix commented at 2017-10-17 15:53:

Just do a GitHub pull request so that we can have a look
how you made pigz work for your particular case.

mtxd commented at 2017-10-17 20:15:

To save us all some time, is there a particular reason why pigz would not work?

gdha commented at 2017-10-28 09:26:

@mtxd Article https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12313242/utilizing-multi-core-for-targzip-bzip-compression-decompression describes nicely the usage. However, it seems tar does not yet fully integrate all functionalities that pigz has. You need to combine tar and the pipe command combined with pigz. However, I prefer the --use-compress-program=pigz with tar
For basics usage nothing has to be implemented IMHO.

gdha commented at 2017-10-31 14:59:

@mtxd However, do not forget to add pigz to the binaries to be copied to the rescue image. Feedback is always welcome of course, or even better a pull request.

gdha commented at 2018-09-19 13:10:

No response after a very long time, therefore, change this to "won't fix" and close it

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