Unable to mount compressed root f/s because init_mtd() does not r egister block device!

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Fri Feb 23 12:37:38 EST 2001

vmalik at danielind.com said:
>  Do you have any figures as to how well it compresses vs say gzip -9?

Not wonderfully, especially if you're compressing something other than 
MIPS32 executable code. But it's easy enough to plug in new compression 
types. gzip would be welcome.

> Do you know why nobody added bzip2 support for compressed root file
> systems? bzip2 does a better job at compression. Size of the code? 

scratch space required to decompress


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