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SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.971214215444.794A-100000@n3ryb.dyn.ml.org>
By author: AndroSyn <androsyn@n3ryb.dyn.ml.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> While on the topic of using bzip2 why doesn't somebody
> write bzip2 support for compressed kernel images. I don't
> know enough about kernel internals to do it myself. But if
> nobody wants to do it, I'll hack away....
>

Probably a bad idea; bzip2 takes a lot of memory to decompress, which
*really* isn't what you want for booting a low-memory system...

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