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Re: [PATCH] squashfs patches for lorax



On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 04:54:30PM -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> Blarg, I forgot to do git send-email --compose! Anyway...
> 
> This patch series adds support for creating images that are compressed
> with squashfs. They're slightly larger than straight cpio images (For
> F15 images, 95M -> 122M) but they use vastly less RAM and start up much
> faster.
> 
> Additionally, they boot using dracut (like the normal system and live
> images) so we can set up all sorts of crazy pre-boot stuff for debugging
> etc. That's nice!
> 
> I've ported this code to F15-era lorax and tested the resulting F15
> images; they boot and install just fine, at least on largemem systems.
> There's some other F15 bug affecting my KVM installs right now, but I'm
> nearly certain they'd work fine.
> 
> There's a scratch build of the squashified F15 lorax here:
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=3128565
> 
> Let me know what you think,

I like it, mostly. I think the added complexity is worth the memory
savings and faster loading.

The only thing that bugged me about this was the ''' quotes instead of
""", also I like the """ on a line by itself because it makes it easy to
see where the docstring ends.

-- 
Brian C. Lane | Anaconda Team | IRC: bcl #anaconda | Port Orchard, WA (PST8PDT)

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