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One problem with that is btrfs likes to leave free space hanging around, and so it isn't yet well suited to compacting images down on an iso/dvd.
Patching btrfs progs to create a compact btrfs FS for burning would be a fun project if anyone is looking for ways to fill their time ;)
Unioning file systems: Architecture, features, and design choices
Posted Mar 20, 2009 17:26 UTC (Fri) by arnd (subscriber, #8866)
* laying out files and metadata for performance characteristics of optical
media (seek times vary a lot with location, 2kb sector boundary, ...).
* compressing all files in advance may give you much better placement
options than online compression.
* This could be integrated into mkisofs in the same way that HFS support
is. Iso9660 leaves a significant amount of free space in the front, so it
may just fit.
* In a similar way, it could be done in the same way that ext3 conversion
works, but on an existing iso9660 file system to create a hybrid file
system. Bonus points for making it work with multisession writing on an
already burnt iso9660 disk.
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