Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114346
RFE to include afio in FC
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Afio makes cpio-format archives. It deals somewhat gracefully with
input data corruption. Supports multi-volume archives during
interactive operation. Afio can make compressed archives that are
much safer than compressed tar or cpio archives. Afio is best used as
an `archive engine' in a backup script.
afio is also a dep of mondo restore, so it will need to be included.
I have been making afio rpms for a while, originally based upon the
power-tools version, updated now to 2.5.
To go along with afio for mondo, a few other things are necessary.
lzo and lzop which are on a different bug, and buffer.
This is a program designed to speed up writing tapes on remote tape
drives. After startup it splits itself into two processes. The first
process reads (and reblocks) from stdin into a shared memory buffer.
The second writes from the shared memory buffer to stdout. Doing it
means that the writing side effectly sits in a tight write loop and
doesn't have to wait for input. Similarly for the input side. It is
this waiting that slows down other reblocking processes, like dd.
Look into packaging this for Fedora Extras repository. If you have them packaged
there already, a proposal to fedora-devel list would be a good idea