[bitcoin-dev] Block compression

Marco Pontello marcopon at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 12:08:05 UTC 2017

Hi Jeff!

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:11 AM, Jeff Johnson via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> Raw block
> 998,198 bytes
> Gzip
> 521,212 bytes (52% ratio)
> (needs 2MB to decompress).

I don't know how you got that raw block, but it seems a bit odd.
If you look at it in an hex editor, you'll notice that every odd byte is 0,
and that explain the unusual high compression ratio.

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