ra reading compressed files, faster with cat

Jesper Skou Jensen jesper.skou.jensen at uni-c.dk
Thu Dec 5 09:14:01 EST 2013

Hi guys,

I've been experimenting a bit with Argus/ra, in regards to improving 
reading speed.

I noticed that ra (version appears to be quite a lot slower at 
reading compressed files than files run through zcat/bzcat/xzcat on the 
fly, and I'm wondering if I can feed any options to ra to make it 
faster? Or maybe some code-changes (that I haven't got a clue what might 
be) could help?

I have created a small graph here that illustrates the problem: 

As you can see ra appears to be slower across the board.


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