Bug 195799 - RFE: Please update squashfs-tools to 3.0 release
RFE: Please update squashfs-tools to 3.0 release
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: squashfs-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Blocks: FC6Blocker
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Reported: 2006-06-17 17:42 EDT by Marcin Garski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-19 11:11:56 EDT
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Description Marcin Garski 2006-06-17 17:42:41 EDT
On 15th March 2006 squashfs-tools 3.0 was released.

Changes in 3.0 version:

1. Filesystems are no longer limited to 4 GB. In theory 2^64 or 4 exabytes is
now supported.

2. Files are no longer limited to 4 GB. In theory the maximum file size is 4

3. Metadata (inode table and directory tables) are no longer restricted to 16

4. Hardlinks are now suppported.

5. Nlink counts are now supported.

6. Readdir now returns '.' and '..' entries.

7. Special support for files larger than 256 MB has been added to the Squashfs
kernel code for faster read access.

8. Inode numbers are now stored within the inode rather than being computed from
inode location on disk (this is not so much an improvement, but a change forced
by the previously listed improvements).

There is a new Unsquashfs utility (in squashfs-tools) than can be used to
decompress a filesystem without mounting it.

Worth updating?
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-06-19 17:20:30 EDT
Probably worth updating.  I'll try to look later this week
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2006-07-19 11:11:56 EDT
* Fri Jun 23 2006 Jeremy Katz <katzj@redhat.com> - 3.0-1
- update to 3.0

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