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SubjectRe: [isocompr PATCH]: announcing stable port to kernel 2.2.18
Hi!

> Dear mailing list members,
> you will find at http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~dicosmo/FreeSoftware
> the first public release of my updates (for 2.2.18) of an old patch
> (due to Eric Youngdale and Adam J. Richter) to allow the use
> of transparent compression of files on iso9660 images.
>
> This means you can pack over 1Gb of data on a usual CD. Also, since
> reading off the CD is actually slower than decompressing data, an overall
> speed improvement comes as a bonus.

Good.

> The current version of the patch for 2.2.18 is very stable (we use it
> for DemoLinux [see www.demolinux.org] heavily), and I wonder if it could
> not be a good idea to see if this code can be folded into the official releases
> sometime in the future (I have been looking at 2.4.x code, but the new page
> cache means some changes might be needed: I will try to post a first version
> for 2.4.x soon).

I think that 2.5.0 should be your target... It is definitely new
feature, and both 2.4.X and 2.2.X are in feature freeze.
Pavel
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I'm pavel@ucw.cz. "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents at discuss@linmodems.org
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