Re: On the fly compression AND Linux ?

From: Andrea Manzini (
Date: Tue Mar 02 1999 - 19:02:22 CET

While I was sleeping, iList wrote:

> Does Linux at all support "on the fly" compression (like old Stac,
> Double-DriveSpace, ZipMagic) ?
> So many things are simply text (all configuration files, very good
> compression can be achieved).
> Think this will be very cool, especially for small linuxes where all things
> are in RAM - fast access.

this is a very nice idea, infact.
There is already an experimental (but working) implementation of ext2 on the
fly transparent compression, but for mulinux it doesn't matter, 'cause the
files are already tight compressed on the floppy, using standard gzip and
bzip2 methods ;-)

   Andrea Manzini    | "Nissuna cosa e' che piu' c'inganni che il |  nostro giudizio" (Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519)  

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