[CentOS] SquashFS: how good is it?

Boris Epstein borepstein at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 15:28:48 EDT 2010


On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Chad Woolley <thewoolleyman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM, JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 2010-10-12 at 14:37 -0400, Boris Epstein wrote:
>>> Hello listmates,
>>>
>>> Have any of you used SquashFS?
>>>
>>> See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SquashFS
>>>
>>> We have tried it on small file sets, seems good but if you have
>>> experience using it, especially to store/archive lage volumes of
>>> files, please share your experience.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>> ---
>> It is used in the making of Live CDs as in Linux.  CentOS Live CD 5 uses
>
> I was unable to mount it read/write, if that matters.  Error said it
> could only be mounted read-only.
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Yes, SquassFS is a read-only FS. Which is fine for us as we intend to
only use it for archiving purposes.

Boris.


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