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    SubjectRe: Disk Compression
    William Sowerbutts wrote:
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    > Has anyone written a disk compression system for Linux? Ideally, I'd like
    > to be able to mount a compressed ext2 filesystem from a hard disk into my
    > filesystem as usual. The root FS needn't be compressed.
    >
    > And yes, I do know how ridiculously cheap hard disk space is nowadays,
    > however I am but a poor student.
    >
    > _________________________________________________________________________
    > William R Sowerbutts (BtG) btg@thepentagon.com
    > http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~guru/
    > main(){char*s=">#=0> ^#X@#@^7=";int c=0,m;for(;c<15;c++)for
    > (m=-1;m<7;putchar(m++/6&c%3/2?10:s[c]-31&1<<m?42:32));}


    I was using this patch on Kernel 1.2.13. It was working very well.
    But I don't know if someone rewrite it for kernel 2.0. May ask
    to the author.

    Title: double: on-the-fly disk compression driver for Linux
    Version: 0.4l
    Entered-date: 21APR95
    Description: block driver for on-the-fly, filesystem independent,
    disk
    compression, with patches for Linux 1.2.5, and utilities
    Keywords: disk compression, double, Linux
    Author: jmv@achaz.saclay.cea.fr (Jean-Marc Verbavatz)
    Maintained-by: jmv@achaz.saclay.cea.fr (Jean-Marc Verbavatz)
    Primary-site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/kernel/patches/diskdrives
    85057 double-0.4l1.tar.gz
    707 double-0.4l.lsm
    Alternate-site: tsx-11.mit.edu /pub/linux/ALPHA/double
    Platform: Linux 1.2.5
    Copying-policy: Freely Restributable, Copyright by Jean-Marc Verbavatz
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