sdelta analyzes two files and outputs the difference. It applies the difference to the first of the original files to construct a bit for bit clone of the second file. It is optimized for use with source tarballs, and also contains sdreq, the client for the Public Patch Repository, PPR. The PPR generates on demand source upgrade and downgrade patches for over a quarter of a million version specific source tarballs. By using sdreq you can acquire new source tarballs from the PPR several times faster and with only 10% of the downloading that you currently do.
fuse.gunzip is a filesystem for FUSE that provides transparent decompression of files. The goal is to expedite reading of files by reducing both file size and fragmentation. fuse.gunzip is not a real filesystem such as ext2 or ext3. fuse.gunzip is a virtual proxy filesystem. Compressed files appear as uncompressed when read by the kernel or processes through fuse.gunzip. Any type of file can be compressed.
Cock provides a digital version of a petcock. A petcock is a valve or faucet used to drain pressure, as from a boiler. Cock drains I/O pressure from the kernel. Without parameters, the output rate automatically adjusts; cock defers output when necessary in order to mitigate I/O spikes. Otherwise, a numeric parameter specifies megabytes per second.
Data Shovel Pinnacle Performance Utilities is a collection of utilities for large input/output tasks. bare takes line feed-separated file names on standard input and concatenates the file contents on standard output. baresha512 takes line feed-separated file names on standard input and provides the SHA512 message digest for the concatenated file content on standard output. Both can optionally open and read files with O_DIRECT, bypassing the kernel's block cache. cock provides a digital petcock. It relives I/O pressure on the kernel by rate limiting data throughput. It can auto-throttle to mitigate lag spikes, or use a specified megabytes-per-second rate limit.
Wed Jul 25 11:16:13 MST 2001 binutils-2.11.2 is most current stable?
Anyone doing freshmeat releases for binutils?