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Re: JFFS compression and hard links.





Tim Riker wrote:

> Joe deBlaquiere wrote:
> 
>> I think the e2compr model of allowing compression on a cluster basis is
>> probably appropriate. Each cluster is compressed into ram and the size
>> compared to the original size. If it doesn't meet the size contraint,
>> the uncompressed data is stored. Trying to use file magic numbers or
>> extensions can get you into trouble.
> 
> 
> This does not bode well for battery life though. Say I'm recording audio
> on my handheld. The audio is being saved in a compressed format. This
> could mean that each write would be needlessly recompressed just to
> learn that compression gains nothing.
> 

Which is why the file you would be saving to should not be marked for 
compression in this case.

Joe


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