[Pkg-libburnia-devel] Large size penalty from -isohybrid-mbr and -partition_offset 16?
danchev at spnet.net
Wed Jun 15 14:33:55 UTC 2011
On Wednesday, June 15, 2011 04:53:46 PM Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> > The 1MB penalty for -isohybrid-mbr is larger than I expected,
> Alignment to full cylinder size was prescribed by hpa at SYSLINUX
> mailing list, when he defined the constraints of isohybrid.
> The alignment was not performed by mistake with the earlier
> point releases of Debian 6. The only negative effect was that
> fdisk -lu complained about differing "physical" and "logical"
> cylinder sizes.
> You may disable this by xorriso -as mkisofs option
> -partition_cyl_align off
> > but the
> > last size is particularly weird. Why is there a 3MB size penalty for
> > having a 32KB partition offset?
> The partition offset creates a second directory tree, which can be
> mounted as /dev/sdX1. Its size depends on the number of files in
> the image.
and two super blocks of 512 are also created, but their addition is negligible
> ISOLINUX works with the tree for /dev/sdX, but at some point of
> the boot process, the other tree might get into effect.
> See also http://libburnia-project.org/wiki/PartitionOffset
> Option -J caused another pair of directory trees with Joliet names.
> You can get an estimation of the size of metadata by inquiring the
> start address of the first data file.
> The run:
> xorriso -indev oneiric-server-i386.raw \
> -find / -sort_lba -exec report_lba -- 2>/dev/null | head -2
> will report something like
> Report layout: xt , Startlba , Blocks , Filesize , ISO image path
> File data lba: 0 , 67 , 370 , 757248 , ...some.path...
> which tells that the directory trees end before block 67 * 2 kB.
> I am a bit puzzled by the fact that xorriso -isohybrid-mbr isohdpfx.bin
> yields a size of 658 MB + 300 kB.
> 300 kB is the usual default padding, but it should be counted as part
> of the image.
He might had well skipped the -jigdo and -as mkisofs part with the subsequent
runs, in which case padding (default 300kB) is not counted as part of the
image size. My hypothesis only.
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