gzip_x86 is a distribution of gzip tuned for faster decompressing when running on Linux/x86.
|Tags||Utilities Software Distribution Tools Archiving Compression|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux BSD FreeBSD|
Release Notes: Fixes minor bugs affecting files that are "stored" uncompressed because they are incompressible (frequently too short.)
Release Notes: Applying similar changes to the compression side (except on old CPUs, the overall payoff usually is slight due to time distribution).
Release Notes: Taking advantage of little-endian machines with little or no penalty for unaligned fetch, tending the data cache on i586, changing the algorithm and representation to avoid global variables, and use of assembly language to get better register allocation and instruction scheduling.