Linux: SquashFS 2.1, Compressed Read Only Filesystem

Posted by dave on Dec 15, 2004 8:52 AM EDT
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Phillip Lougher announced the release of SquashFS 2.1, a compressed read only filesystem. Significant speedups were achieved in this new version by indexing directories and sorting them alphabetically. To highlight this improved performance, Phillip offered some benchmark comparisons between SquashFS 2.0, SquashFS 2.1, zisofs, and Cloop. Other improvements include an increase in the maximum directory size from 512 KB to 128 MB, and up to a 25% performance increase in the mksquashfs utility.

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