Feature suggestion: disk image compression

Started by Thomas C.

Thomas C.

Feature suggestion: disk image compression   01 October 2019, 08:44

A suggestion for a new feature: disk image compression on save.
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Ann

Re: Feature suggestion: disk image compression   01 October 2019, 09:15

It is a good idea in theory, but implementing disk image compression on save has two major issues:
  1. Compression takes time, which will make system shutdown very slow due to writing and compressing the image files.
  2. It will break differential writing. At the moment the RAM Disk only writes blocks that changed since the image was last read. This saves a lot of disk I/O and is very fast. With compression that will not be possible.
This is why we have not added it to our RAM Disk.

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