Re: CD boot time of KNOPPIX shortens by "LCAT"
>>From: "Kenji Kitagawa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: Re: CD boot time of KNOPPIX shortens by "LCAT"
>>> I am aware of the project, however, after reading the sources, I am
>>> afraid that LCAT would change the format of the cloop-file in an
>>> incompatible way (it comes with a different compressed_loop.c that does
>>> some things I don't fully understand yet). Is this true, or am I
>>> misreading the source?
>>The format of the cloop file is certainly changed by LCAT. However,
>>because the downward compatibility is considered,it still has the
>>compatibility between old format and new format.
LCAT is an optimizer for CLOOP. It takes profile of cloop-blocks which
are read at boot time. The cloop-blocks are lined up in order to
minimize disk seek.
LCAT requires the original cloop because it has to get profile. So it
isn't alone driver. I guess LCAT has to cooperate with CLOOP driver.