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Old 12-22-2003, 02:57 AM   #1
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Missing Compressed file system in 2.6


Hi,

While compiling the 2.6.0 kernel yesterday I was surprised to see that the only compressed file system supported is CramFS.

Maybe there's a reason behind this, that I don't know, but why has cloop been left out?

And very funnily, the stable release has lots of [Experimental] modules

This always surprises me.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 07:00 AM   #2
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Those modules are marked EXPERIMENTAL because there aren't enough people using them to justify removing the label. As for cloop (cryptoloop?), it was probably left out because no one wanted it in
 
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Although I still don't get the neccessity to put [EXPERIMENTAL] modules in a Stable kernel. Anyways, what do I know?

CLOOP is the compressed file system used by Klaus for Knoppix. "No one wanted it" doesn't sound right.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 07:58 AM   #4
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"No one but Knoppix devs wanted it" is a better term. If somebody other than Knoppix starts using cloop in a big way, then the kernel devs are much more likely to be willing to merge it, after appropriate cleanups and code restructuring, if required.
 
  


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