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SubjectRe: Possible Bootloader Optimization in inflate (get rid of unnecessary 32k Window)

>> > Right. And the time to perform that one copy is exactly...?
>> >
>> > I doubt that it is a significant percentage of the whole operation.
>>
>> Well Yes I agree, I guess also it isn't. Its roughly the time you need to
>> copy 1 MB memory around.
>
>I would think this would be a welcome optimization for embedded
>platforms even if not included in mainline. Embedded platforms
>often dont have very fast memory, but nevertheless are
>required to boot ASAP.

Do old i386s count? I've got one that ran 2.6.11 perfectly (even w/o
-tiny), but kernel decompression is what took most time. (At 3.00 bogomips,
the world looks quite different!)


Jan Engelhardt
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