E2compr 0.4 User Manual – Implementation conclusion

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Well, that’s all. The big big advantage of this scheme is thatthere is almost nothing to change in the file system. We just have tohack a little bit the read and the write routine, in order to compressor decompress the data if it turns out that the block we are workingwith belongs to a compressed cluster. This is just a matter of a fewlines. [pjm: I think Antoine’s understating things here a little.]

See `linux/fs/ext2/Readme.e2compr’ of the kernel source tree, for amore detailed description and a map of the source code.

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