Subject: Re: execing gzipped files (was Re: Netpliance Iopener booted with NetBSD...)
To: None <,>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/23/2000 12:39:41
On Thu, Mar 23, 2000 at 03:34:52PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:

 > > it probably kills demand paging though.  :)
 > I daresay. :)  And machines so cramped for disk space that they have to
 > resort to this trick are likely to be the ones shortest on swap. :(

Depends.  e.g. the boot blocks are able to "seek" to arbitrary byte offsets
in compressed files, right?  Demand paging could probably still be done.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>