[tex-live] Re: Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Feb 3 00:56:40 CET 2006

>>>>> "Zdenek" == Zdenek Wagner <wagner at cesnet.cz> writes:

  > It depends on filesystem used. Some time ago I did a test on a
  > computer with dual boot OS/2 Warp 4 + GNU Debian Linux, i.e. the
  > same processor, the amount of RAM, physically the same HD and CD
  > drive. I had to copy the whole CD to HD. In Linux I used cp
  > --recursive, FS was EXT3, in OS/2 I used copy /s, FS was HPFS. In
  > OS/2 copying took approx. 10 times longer!

The file system is iso9660 in both cases.

I can't imagine that HPFS is so much worse than ext3.  It might be
worse, but certainly not 10 times worse.

It is more likely that Linux supports a larger cache than OS/2.

Everything has to be read from the CD *once* and can then be retrieved
from memory (RAM) many times under Linux.  Does OS/2 use all the
unused memory for this purpose?


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