[CentOS] SquashFS: how good is it?

Boris Epstein borepstein at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 05:55:05 EDT 2010


On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 5:15 AM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>
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>> Thanks,  I know that. But live CD (under 1GB) is one thing; a large
>> data set (say,  4TB) could be something else. I'd like to know, among
>> other things, if  SquashFS could be practically used to create an
>> archive of that size (and  compress it as it goes,  too).
>
> >From wikipedia:
> Max file size    16 EiB
> Max volume size  16 EiB
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> JD
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JD,

Thanks, I've seen this too. It is just a matter of practical testing -
and I am doing the testing right now. If it turns out that creating a
storage that size after SquashFS is exceedingly slow - or requires an
inadequate amount of resources - then we may abandon this idea for
something different.

Boris.


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