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Re: JFFS compression and hard links.
Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> While we are at the point of redefining node content, why not assigning a
> bit which meaning would be "compress on write"? This way compression could
> be selected on a file by file basis as well. Frequently rewritten files may
> be marked as "do not compress" while unfrequently modified files, like
> configuration files, would be compressed.
Absolutely. I don't think anybody suggested that all files had to be
What about a 'compress on cleanup' bit. This could give the GC routines
a little emergency margin in that some files could be kept uncompressed
until space ran low and then compressed to save space.
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