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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Kbuild: use normal compression settings for tar*-pkg
On 09/08/2012 09:47 PM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> From: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
>
> For large kernel configurations (like a distribution kernel)
> targz-pkg takes a quite long time to just do the compression.
> I clocked it at 15+mins for a SUSE kernel like config on a fast
> system. And tarxz and bzip2 are even slower.
>
> The main reason is that the script that is doing the taring sets
> the highest compression level (-9). When I change it to just
> use the defaults the gzip time for the same kernel goes down
> to ~3 mins. I haven't tested xz and bzip, but I expect those
> to be much faster too.
>
> I'm not willing to wait that long for a small compression
> gain. So just change the script to use the defaults.
>
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> ---
> scripts/package/buildtar | 6 +++---
> 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/package/buildtar b/scripts/package/buildtar
> index 8a7b155..632377f 100644
> --- a/scripts/package/buildtar
> +++ b/scripts/package/buildtar
> @@ -28,15 +28,15 @@ case "${1}" in
> file_ext=""
> ;;
> targz-pkg)
> - compress="gzip -c9"
> + compress="gzip"
> file_ext=".gz"
> ;;
> tarbz2-pkg)
> - compress="bzip2 -c9"
> + compress="bzip2"
> file_ext=".bz2"
> ;;
> tarxz-pkg)
> - compress="xz -c9"
> + compress="xz"
> file_ext=".xz"
> ;;
> *)

Maybe add new default compression options or rename actual ones to -hc-
(high compression) if users dont like it much?

Z.


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