Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SquashFS with LZMA integrated into AppOS 4.0

LZMA is one of the best compression algorithms out there. SquashFS, as we've known for years is one of the best compressed filesystems you can get for Linux. As well as its security side effect benefits that we use with AppOS. We have been looking at SquashFS w/LZMA and have decided to integrate it into AppOS 4.0. SquashFS w/LZMA offers about 20MB/sec transfer rates on decryption, and so there is no performance impact with using it in AppOS. However, its looking to offer a 10% improvement over regular gzip'd based SquashFS.

You can get a copy of SquashFS with LZMA from here.

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