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Re: ZSTD support for SquashFS module ?

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: ZSTD support for SquashFS module ?
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 11:56:39 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

Hi Marc,

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 10:08:19PM +0200, Marc Beninca wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently migrated from xz to zstd for my squashfs files,
> and from GRUB version 2.02 to version 2.04,
> which was the occasion for me to notice that :
> – the zstd module has been implemented
>   – the btrfs module uses it for zstd compressed volumes
>   – but the squash4 module doesn't for zstd compressed images
> Is there any plan in the development roadmap to make
> squash4 module support zstd compressed squashfs files?
> (which would avoid current need to keep extracted vmlinuz/initrd.img files,
> in addition to the squashfs system image, to be able to call linux/initrd)

I have not heard anything about such plans. However, if somebody posts
relevant patches on the list I am happy to review them.


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