Compiling tarsnap on RaspberryPi

Just a quickie for tarsnap 1.0.35. Featuring my new favourite, download software called aria2.

aptitude install aria2 libssl-dev zlib1g-dev e2fslibs-dev
gpg --recv-key 2F102ABB
gpg --decrypt tarsnap-sigs-1.0.35.asc
sha256sum tarsnap-autoconf-1.0.35.tgz # should get the value from sig file, 6c9f67....9a
tar xf tarsnap-autoconf-1.0.35.tgz
cd tarsnap-autoconf-1.0.35/
time nice ionice make -j2

How do I know that -j2 really gives some advantage on raspi ? Well, here is the benchmark:

#fresh, j1
real    14m7.129s
user    6m30.790s
sys 0m21.640s

real    11m33.868s
user    6m36.690s
sys 0m19.880s

#-j1 again, caches warmed up
real    12m38.598s
user    6m30.960s
sys 0m20.470s

#-j2 again
real    10m14.975s
user    6m34.980s
sys 0m20.710s

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