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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 0/4] Add support for LZ4-compressed kernels
On 2013-01-30 오전 6:09, Rajesh Pawar wrote:
>> Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:50:43 +0900
>> Kyungsik Lee <kyungsik.lee@lge.com> wrote:
>>> This patchset is for supporting LZ4 compressed kernel and initial ramdisk on
>>> the x86 and ARM architectures.
>>>
>>> According to [[http://code.google.com/p/lz4/,]] LZ4 is a very fast lossless
>>> compression algorithm and also features an extremely fast decoder.
>>>
>>> Kernel Decompression APIs are based on implementation by Yann Collet
>>> ([[http://code.google.com/p/lz4/source/checkout]]).
>>> De/compression Tools are also provided from the site above.
>>>
>>> The initial test result on ARM(v7) based board shows that the size of kernel
>>> with LZ4 compressed is 8% bigger than LZO compressed but the decompressing
>>> speed is faster(especially under the enabled unaligned memory access).
>>>
>>> Test: 3.4 based kernel built with many modules
>>> Uncompressed kernel size: 13MB
>>> lzo: 6.3MB, 301ms
>>> lz4: 6.8MB, 251ms(167ms, with enabled unaligned memory access)
>>>
>>> It seems that it___s worth trying LZ4 compressed kernel image or ramdisk
>>> for making the kernel boot more faster.
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> 20 files changed, 663 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>> What's this "with enabled unaligned memory access" thing? You mean "if
>> the arch supports CONFIG_HAVE_EFFICIENT_UNALIGNED_ACCESS"? If so,
>> that's only x86, which isn't really in the target market for this
>> patch, yes?
>> It's a lot of code for a 50ms boot-time improvement. Does anyone have
>> any opinions on whether or not the benefits are worth the cost?
> BTW, what happened to the proposed LZO update - woudn't it better to merge this first?
>
> Also, under the hood LZ4 seems to be quite similar to LZO, so probably
> LZO speed would also greatly benefit from unaligned access and some other
> ARM optimisations
>
I didn't test with the proposed LZO update you mentioned. Sorry, which
one do you mean?
I did some tests with the latest LZO in the mainline.

As a result, LZO is not faster in an unaligned access enabled on ARM.
Actually Slower.

Decompression time: 336ms(383ms, with unaligned access enabled)

You may refer to https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/10/7/85 to know more about it.

Thanks,
Kyungsik


Thanks,
Kyungsik
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