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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 ;-)


    Ingo Oeser
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