Re: [RFC]: linux/drivers/compression

Joshua Spoerri (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 13:46:30 -0500

it would be very nice to have this as part of the standard kernel!
if you submit now, then when the code freeze really becomes serious,
even api changes can be billed as updates to existing code :).

On Sun, Jan 18, 1998 at 12:37:24AM -0500, wrote:
> > [re: loop updates]
> > > Why haven't they been integrated in the kernel?
> >
> > *shrug* -- maybe the author hasn't submitted them to Linus. If it counts,
> > they work well for me. Transparent CAST-128 encrpytion on a filesystem is
> > very nice, etc.
> The reasons why they've not been sent to Linus:
> 1) There is no DES support yet (AFAIK).
> 2) Only electronic code book (ebc) mode is supported so far.
> 3) I've not written the transformation API in stone yet.
> I considered these significant enough to delay its release.
> If the general concensus is to submit the patch now, I'll go
> ahead and do this...though I thought we were in a code freeze.
> P.S. For the others who are curious, an old patch is available at
> I intend to have an update in place by Monday if possible.
> --
> Andrew E. Mileski