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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCEMENT: Squashfs released (a highly compressed filesystem)
On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 03:51:50AM +0000, Phillip Lougher wrote:
> 4. Full 32 bit uids/guids are stored (4 bits stored in inode, uses a
> lookup table, to give 48 uids/16 gids). File sizes upto 2^32 are
> supported. Timestamp info is stored. Cramfs truncates uids to 16 bits,
> uids to 8 bits. Cramfs files sizes are upto 2^24. No timestamp info.
> Squashfs takes advantage of metadata compression to have more info with
> smaller metadata overhead.
Why limiting to 2GB? AFAIR you wanted to use a cramfs-like
filesystem for backups. Are videos and large data bases not worth
of backing up?

It seems to be good work. So I really wait for Al Viros comments ;-)

Regards

Ingo Oeser
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