Re: [NOMERGE] [RFC PATCH 00/12] erofs: introduce erofs file system

From: Richard Weinberger
Date: Fri Jun 01 2018 - 05:28:20 EST

Am Freitag, 1. Juni 2018, 11:11:21 CEST schrieb Gao Xiang:
> > In which sense is it extendable?
> Actually, the meaning of an enhanced (means not just read-only, but with the scalable
> on-disk layout, compression, or fs-verify in the future) read-only file system is emphasized.

ah ok.

> We also think of other candidate full names, such as
> Enhanced / Extented Read-only File System, all the names short for "erofs" are okay.

TBH, I read "erofs" as "error fs". ;-)

> > How does it compare to existing read only filesystems, such as squashfs?
> >
> You are quite right.
> We are now focusing on improving our decompression subsystem and
> these numbers will be successively added in the future non-RFC patches.
> We haven't pay much attention on comparing squashfs and erofs
> yet since we once tried to use squashfs on our products with
> different block sizes several years ago, it behaves
> unacceptable in the low free memory scenario besides its
> performance.

I'm interested in the comparison because I use squashfs often
for embedded devices on top of ubiblock (raw nand).
If there is something that can do better, I'm all for it.


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