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Re: JFFS compression and hard links.

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, 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.

Good idea. Extend that to directories too, with the meaning 'automatically
compress new files which are created in this directory'. I think that's
what the ext2compr patches do.

We'll need lsattr.jffs and chattr.jffs


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