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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] kbuild: add target to install gzipped modules
    On 29.12.2011 18:21, Dave Jones wrote:
    > On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 01:50:18PM -0200, Lucas De Marchi wrote:
    > > Add target in Makefile to compress the module after it's installed.
    > > Module-init-tools and libkmod can handle gzipped modules.
    > >
    > > This is not much useful for distributions because the package will gzip
    > > the modules and call depmod in a install rule.
    > It might actually be a worthwhile thing for distributions.
    > For a Fedora kernel, gzipping modules saves around 80MB of diskspace per
    > installed kernel. That the RPM is compressed is irrelevant, the on-disk
    > footprint is more interesting, given that the bulk of the modules installed
    > will never even be loaded.

    But it kills performance of the tools.


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