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SubjectRe: bzDisk compression Q; boot debug Q
"D. Stimits" proclaimed:
> down to 1.44 MB. But then it would also have to be self-extracting,
> which complicates it, so I'm wondering how effective this current
> compression is, and if a more bzip2-like system would be beneficial as
> kernels get larger?

bzip2 has pretty large memory requirements, consuming up to 8 MB in
addition to the data being uncompressed.
Although thats less of an issue now than it was some years ago, i still
doubt that the kernel is going to be bzip2 compressed any time soon.

if you're looking for better compression, you might want to examine upx
( The kernel image
compression is still experimental, but already usable. kernels tend to
get ~100 K smaller compared to the usual gzip compressed bzImage.

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