RW Compressed FUSE FSs? (Re: XS - XO archiving and backup)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Mon Nov 10 12:00:13 EST 2008

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
> I would get a real journal and check for real which is the
> compressibility of the data that is actually there.
> My uninformed guess is that most of the content is already compressed:
> png, zip, pdf (some/most), odt, ogg, etc

Interesting. I was under the impression that at least some of the file
formats were uncompressed and taking advantage of jffs2's

So FUSE fs may be no-so-hot for backups. For other things - ie: html
content we serve via apache - it's still useful. I don't want to teach
apache and other domain-specific tools about compressed storage.


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