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From Paul Hammant <p...@hammant.org>
Subject Re: LZ4 compression
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:34:34 GMT
 Evgeny  wrote:

Speaking of only using it with compression level 1, that's not a starting
> point.  While LZ4 offers superior speeds, it is not a substitute for any
> zlib compression level > 1, including our current default of 5, as the
> latter gives better compression ratio.
>
> I was thinking that it might make sense to make the compression level 1
> our new default, so that new installations would benefit from the increased
> speed, while still keeping a decent compression ratio.  (If necessary, that
> could still be tweaked for better compression.)
>

What if the numerical series was stepped back from?  This new compression
scheme goes in as 'simple-lz4' rather than a number and others in the
future are named too?

-ph

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