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    SubjectRe: bzip2 compression of kernel or initial ramdisk?
    On Thu, 28 May 1998, Adam J. Richter wrote:
    > In an effort to cram more bits into a boot floppy, I am
    > contemplating bzip2 compression for the initial ramdisk or
    > kernel. If either of these changes are already available
    > somewhere, I would appreciate a pointer, so that I can avoid
    > reinventing the wheel.

    I seem to recall a discussion on this previously and figguring out that:
    1) bzip is too slow
    2) the decoder is to big (space saved approxamates space used)
    3) the decoder requires to much RAM (the major concern -- 640k limit,
    remember <G>) (even on the "small" setting, 2.5 mb is required)

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