[OLPC-devel] just verified: 2306 + olpc + linux kernel works.

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu May 25 21:56:49 EDT 2006

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> David Woodhouse wrote:
>> On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 03:12 +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
>>> Now that makes very much sense. I have a version of the LZMA decompression
>>> code which has been converted to Linux kernel coding style and will be
>>> sending that for review soon.
>>> This leaves the problem that LZMA compression code is C++. Two ideas:
>>> * call lzma compressor as usermode helper (nasty!)
>>> * make lzma compressed files readonly (not modifiable, but deletable)
>>>   and give userspace the ability to directly write compressed lzma files.
>> Neither of those options work too well. What would it take to rewrite it
>> in C and make it conform to the Linux coding style too?
> A very strong stomach. But maybe someone already did that and I'm just
> not aware of it. You would still have giant memory allocations in the
> kernel, though.

It seems there were lzma patches for cramfs floating around, but all the
websites have vanished. Even archive.org did not give the code I was
looking for. Some code which seems to have served as a base for the
cramfs lzma patches is archived, but I don't know in what state it is.


Then there's the CE Linux Forum. They might still have one of the patches
stored somewhere.


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