Re: romfs

Andrew E. Mileski (
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 20:06:40 -0500 (EST)

> The only possible problem with iso9660 is that it isn't
> particularly efficient WRT memory usage. In the directory structures,
> numbers are frequently stored in both endian formats to make them easily
> readable on both big and little endian systems. There is also 32Kb of
> unused space at the very beginning of the disc.

Well, if you are doing CD-R, burning ext2 (or any writeable fs) is a lot
simpler. I doubt if it is extremely efficient though, but for the time
and effort it saves (don't have to bother creating iso9660 images), it is
worth it IMHO.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team