New archive file format (was: [omgps] collect feature requests)

Michal Brzozowski rusolis at
Thu Jul 2 11:03:49 CEST 2009

2009/7/2 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at>

> I do not completely understand the reasons why there is a need for
> (once again) a new file format.
> As far as I understand the proposal, it is just a file system running
> in an image file. Like mounting an ISO or any other file system
> residing not on a raw disk but within a file.

Good point. You can divide the archive into 100kb blocks and use mount -o
loop on them. When you run out of space, just create a new block.
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