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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...
    ...jr ghea gurz vagb qrirybcref, naq gurl frrz gb yvxr vg gung jnl!
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