multithreaded gzip?

2011-02-03
2013-05-28
  • Troex Nevelin

    Troex Nevelin - 2011-02-03

    I'm trying to get more speed on compression using multithreading, but gzip fails to run in MT mode:

    7za a -tgzip -mx=2 -mmt=8
    

    gives me

    System error:
    E_INVALIDARG
    

    If I try to use -tzip a don't see any speedup from using MT, only one core is used.

    Is it possible to run gzip in MT mode?

     
  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2011-02-03

    7-zip doesn't support multithreading for gzip. Use xz instead:

    7za a file.xz file

     

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