Subject: Re: add code for PPP-Deflate?
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List: tech-net
Date: 03/13/1996 12:17:16
Paul Mackerras ( wrote:
: I have some changes ready to commit to update the PPP stuff, which
: include an implementation of PPP "Deflate" compression.  This
: compresses PPP packets using a similar scheme to gzip.  It achieves
: better compression than the LZW scheme used by the "BSD-Compress"
: compressor which is in there already, and has no patent problems.
: The downside is that it adds about 5000 lines of code.  Basically I
: have taken the zlib-0.95 distribution and folded all the files I
: needed into two: zlib.h and zlib.c, which I am intending to put in
: /usr/src/sys/net.  (Should they go in lib/libkern instead?)

would be handy if somebody decides to design a compressing filesystem

: Does anyone object to me adding this stuff in?

Did you test it on your 16 MHz 68030 machine? :-)

I'm sorry I couldn't alpha-test it in time this round... maybe I manage
one of these days...