Re: [ANN] Squashfs 3.0 released

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Fri Mar 17 2006 - 15:36:43 EST


On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:25:44PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> I have two routers, ADM5120-based Edimax and LinkSys WRT54G v5, both of
> which have a mere 2MB of flash, and both use SquashFS to maximize that
> space. And both are el cheapo, slow embedded processors that run far
> slower than 300Mhz. I look askance at anyone who wants to make an
> arbitrary filesystem design decision imposing tons of bytesex upon these
> lowly devices.

100% agreed. I love squashfs because it's tiny and efficient, and I
would not want to see it getting heavy.

BTW, has someone tried to port LZMA to squashfs ? I tried so on
bzImage + initramfs, and got something like a 27% smaller image.
That would mean about 500 kB on a 2 MB image.

> Jeff


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