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SubjectRe: Easy trick to reduce kernel footprint
On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 07:07:43AM -0400, Wakko Warner wrote:

> My initramfs is passed via initrd so that I can change any aspect of it with
> out recompiling the kernel (or maybe i could use a better understanding of
> initramfs) I compared bzImage to bupxImage and the savings I got was around
> 50kb difference IIRC.

With what algo and what kernel size ?
With the close-source upx-1.93 linked with the NRV compression, I often
observe an average 15-20% gain on the bzImage size if it does not embed
an initramfs. I remember that the UCL library was not as good as the NRV,
so I've stopped using it a long time ago.


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