Joined: July 2004
||Posted: July 10 2007,19:40
This doesn't sound like much of an advantage, unless there is _no_ extra cost in processing (which also equals time) during decompression. Bzip2 can also create much smaller packages, and is already available in DSL, but is not used because of the dramatic increase in processing needed.
|The size of the reduced file is usually between 90-100% of the original|
I recall reading something about the newer version of cloop being made specifically for kernel 2.6. Of course I could be completely wrong about this, and for all I know the cloop module version may have very little influence on the create_compressed_fs version. I do know that at one time I tried to install a recent version of cloop in another 2.4-kernel distro. The cloop module failed, but create_compressed_fs still worked. I thought it was odd.
|The latest version of `create_compressed_fs` (2.05) can create slightly smaller '.uci' files than the version in DSL |
As with advdef, if the extra time needed extends to decompression in addition to compression, it would probably be faced with some resistance from some people. Otherwise, it sounds like something worth looking into.