tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Mon Jul 14 13:34:11 EDT 2008
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 7:27 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> > - Another option is to provide a one-time flag passed at file
> > creation time (O_CREAT) to enable/disable compression. This would
> > also require VFS changes but I think would be simpler; however,
> > this case has the problem that all applications that may at one
> > time write a file that does not need compression need to be
> > modified to support this extension.
> I think this would get us 90% of the way there with a little work.
> I don't care about arbitrary code being able to set no-compression
> as much as I care about code we control being able to do so.
What about not compressing by default? Then modify pilgrim to compress
depending on the kind of file (or compress all of them). And then let
activities that want to compress their data to do so? I can only think
of etoys as needing it, any other?
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