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Re: Space wasting

From: Christophe Labouisse <gabuzo_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2004-03-08 21:44:53 CET

On Mon, 08 Mar 2004 15:10:32 -0500
Alvin Thompson <al@thompsonlogic.com> wrote:

> for now, what about a 'tar' library? it doesn't compress, but it still
> addresses all the issues, and i'm pretty sure it's stable and handles
> big files...

However there's more than this. The perfect or an acceptable library
should be able to add, remove or modify parts of the archive without
having to rewrite the whole file. And beyond this being able to do this
will add the fragmentation problem. What's needed is not a
compression/archive library but a user space filesystem.

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