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Squashfs submitted for the mainline

Squashfs submitted for the mainline

Posted Oct 30, 2008 9:51 UTC (Thu) by Tuxie (guest, #47191)
In reply to: Squashfs submitted for the mainline by sbergman27
Parent article: Squashfs submitted for the mainline

I was going to post about LZMA support also. AFAIK the only reason it's not part of the official SquashFS is to make the LKML beards less resistant to including it in mainline. Too bad, because it makes quite a big difference in read-performance on slow media such as CDs, NBD and USB sticks, and space on storage-starved embedded devices.

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That's not the question of pointless resistrance

Posted Oct 30, 2008 10:46 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

Squashfs with LZMA support includes all this code in filesystem itself and that's "just wrong(tm)". It must be available for other pieces of kernel as well. I suppose squashfs developers can do this - but that's move patch from "yet-another-filesystem-patch" (easy to get approval and integrate) to "yet-another-patch-with-changes-to-core-API" (much harder to process). So the split is right. I sure hope developers will not stop at just adding squashfs but will proceed with LZMA support as well, but... later.

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