[Etoys] Re: OLPC Image Test and Report [Was: OLPC eToys!]

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at squeakland.org
Fri Sep 29 14:51:17 EDT 2006

  Thank you, Jecel,

> >   Thank you for reminding me of it.  We don't know how much is the
> > hard limit given to us (or its existence), but this would be a good
> > option if we *need* to squeeze our stuff.
> Note that the file system used on the internal Flash chip (jff2 or
> something like that) already does compression, so giving it a compressed
> file doesn't necessarily mean that fewer bytes will be used on the chip.
> It is best to actually test it and see what difference it makes.

  Ah, now I remember the similar discussion on the iPAQ's internal

  I haven't looked at Dan's implementation, but there may be some
trade off between seek&read time and size, such as creating chunks
rather than one flatly compressed file that may need to seek (just an

-- Yoshiki

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