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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2/2] SquashFS

> > > >Also, this filesystem seems to do the same thing as cramfs. We'd need to
> > > >understand in some detail what advantages squashfs has over cramfs to
> > > >justify merging it. Again, that is something which is appropriate to the
> > > >changelog for patch 1/1.
> > >
> > > Well, probably Phillip can answer this better than me, but the main
> > > differences that affect end users (and that is why we are using SquashFS
> > > right now) are:
> > > CRAMFS SquashFS
> > >
> > > Max File Size 16Mb 4Gb
> > > Max Filesystem Size 256Mb 4Gb?
> >
> > So we are replacing severely-limited cramfs with also-limited
> > squashfs... For live DVDs etc 4Gb filesystem size limit will hurt for
> > sure, and 4Gb file size limit will hurt, too. Can those be fixed?

> but if there is a contribution from the outside - it is not taken "as is" and maybe fixed up, which
> should be nearly possible in the same time like analysing and commenting the code - it ends up
> in having less supported hardware.
> imho if a hardware company does indeed provide us with opensource drivers, we should take these
> things as a gift, not as a "not coding guide a'like" intrusion which
> has to be defeated.

Remember that horse in Troja? It was a gift, too.

People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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