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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/4] lib: Update LZ4 compressor module
On Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:35:14 +0100 Sven Schmidt <4sschmid@informatik.uni-hamburg.de> wrote:

> This patch updates LZ4 kernel module to LZ4 v1.7.3 by Yann Collet.
> The kernel module is inspired by the previous work by Chanho Min.
> The updated LZ4 module will not break existing code since there were alias
> methods added to ensure backwards compatibility.
>
> API changes:
>
> New method LZ4_compress_fast which differs from the variant available
> in kernel by the new acceleration parameter,
> allowing to trade compression ratio for more compression speed
> and vice versa.
>
> LZ4_decompress_fast is the respective decompression method, featuring a very
> fast decoder (multiple GB/s per core), able to reach RAM speed in multi-core
> systems. The decompressor allows to decompress data compressed with
> LZ4 fast as well as the LZ4 HC (high compression) algorithm.
>
> Also the useful functions LZ4_decompress_safe_partial
> LZ4_compress_destsize were added. The latter reverses the logic by trying to
> compress as much data as possible from source to dest while the former aims
> to decompress partial blocks of data.
>
> A bunch of streaming functions were also added
> which allow compressig/decompressing data in multiple steps
> (so called "streaming mode").
>
> The methods lz4_compress and lz4_decompress_unknownoutputsize
> are now known as LZ4_compress_default respectivley LZ4_decompress_safe.
> The old methods are still available for providing backwards compatibility.
>
> ...
>
> +/*
> + * For backward compatibility
> + */
> +static inline int lz4_compressbound(size_t isize)
> {

Do we actually need the back-compat wrappers? After your other three
patches we have no callers, correct? If so, we should go ahead and
eliminate such back-compatibility interfaces.


> - return isize + (isize / 255) + 16;
> + return LZ4_COMPRESSBOUND(isize);
> }

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