Lessfs-1.1.0 is now available for download.
As with any .0 release there may still be small issues that can pop up.
The good news is that lessfs-1.1.0 is very fast, both for reading and writing. Compression has improved in many ways when compared to lessfs-1.0.8. Lessfs now does not compress a whole (BLKSIZE) block of data when only a small part of the block is actually filled with data. Lessfs-1.0.x would fill a block with zero’s, copy the data in the block and then compress the whole block. This resulted in bad compression for small files.
Lessfs-1.1.x now supports wide a range of compression algorithms, like deflate,gzip,lzo,qlz and zlib.
For people who would like to reduce the possibility of a hash collision to almost nil lessfs now supports up to 64 byte long hashes like whirlpool.
The popular sha256 is now also supported.
A start has been made to provide better compression statistics in .lessfs/lessfs_stats. Lessfs can now deliver very decent performance with ietd, especially when ietd has been patched to write with the same blocksize that lessfs uses.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LESSFS-1.1.x is not compatible with LESSFS-1.0.x.