With the 2.6 linux kernel now officially finished, I'm providing a tarball of all 40 of the 3 point kernel releases as an lrzip tarball. This is a convenient way of getting all the releases in a relatively low bandwidth form, and previous archives of this nature have had a few downloads so I figured I'd complete the archive for those who want to download it and use it as an ad for lrzip:
Original file is a tarball of all 3 point linux kernel release tarballs 2.6.0 to 2.6.39 coming to a grand total of 10.3GB
Of course this is a plug for lrzip on something it is particularly good at compressing.
lrzip can be obtained here:
About this archive: It was compressed with lrzip version 0.606 on a quad core 3GHz core 2 on a relatively slow external USB2 hard drive with the following options:
lrzip -UL 9 linux-2.6.0-2.6.39.tar
Total time: 00:56:19.88
It would have compressed a lot faster without the -L 9 option, but given this is the "final" archive of 2.6, I figured I'd push it a bit further. Lrzip can compress it even further with zpaq as an option, but it makes decompression much slower so I'd personally find the archive less useful.
Of course someone will ask how it compares to xz, so for completion:
xz -9 linux-2.6.0-2.6.39.tar
Total time: 2:05:32.218
1535618848 linux-2.6.0-2.6.39.tar.xz 13.8%
171879382 linux-2.6.0-2.6.39.tar.lrz 1.6%
I figured I'd do the rest as well.
Here is a tarball of all 161 stable 3 point releases from linux-1.0 to linux-2.6.39:
221368298 linux-1.0-2.6.39.tar.lrz 1.1%
As compressing this workload is mostly I/O bound I performed it on an SSD
drive this time:
linux-1.0-2.6.39.tar - Compression Ratio: 88.617. Average Compression Speed: 8.026MB/s.
Total time: 00:38:50.76