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Re: Read-write tarfs

From: M. Gerards
Subject: Re: Read-write tarfs
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 11:43:33 +0100
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Citeren Ludovic Courtès <>:

> However, since gcc uses mmap () and since tarfs does not implement
> netfs_S_io_map, that doesn't work.
> It uses a gzip and a bzip2 stores, ie. libstore modules that can be used
> to transparently read and write gzip/bzip2 files, which were implemented
> using zlib and libbz2.
> A very basic test suite (shell script) is included in the tarball.
> However, tarfs *really* needs more testing.  I would also be glad to get
> some feedback about the code itself (caching, for instance, could probably
> be implemented in a better way).

If you would use libdiskfs you would have io_map and caching without much extra 
work. What I know about tar is that it uses blocks and stores can be resized 
now... No reason not to use libdiskfs, right?

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