The Bizarre Case of Zstd's Slow Performance on Arch Linux

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  • zstd

    Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm

    zstd normally uses timespec_get() for measuring wall-clock time. But that's available only since C11. For older standards, it uses clock(), but that returns CPU time, which is wrong.

    https://github.com/facebook/zstd/pull/3165

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