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SubjectRe: fastboot: unpacking initramfs faster
On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 12:26 +0100, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Mar 2009, Andreas Robinson wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-03-24 at 23:11 +0100, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> > > Why not make a new set?
> >
> > Hmm, well if you think there is a chance of it being accepted, then
> > sure! I'll cook something up, but will be looking to use LZO first since
> > it's a bit faster to begin with.
> It's small enough, and now I've updated it to support lzo and put a
> license into the files.

The file permissions are wrong, I'm not allowed to download it.

> Thinking about it: It's now very kernel-specific, other users might like a
> block signature to make it robust against errors - e.g. in the middle of a
> .tar.bgz file. I think I'll change that soon and put 0x55aa in front of
> each block.

I think we'll want an optional checksum of the compressed data.
Suppose bit 32 in the compressed block size field is set, the next field
is the block's Adler32 checksum.
(the adler32 source is in include/linux/zutil.h)

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