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Re: Bug#864260: Missing kernel in debian-installer sd-card images for armhf (stretch)



Karsten Merker <merker@debian.org> (2017-06-07):
> I have done test builds with both 50MB and 100MB raw image size. 
> The difference in the resulting compressed binary size is less
> than 60kBytes, so that shouldn't pose a problem even for people
> on very-low-bandwidth internet connections.  I suppose the
> additional write time to the target medium also isn't much of a
> problem either.  On modern SD cards, linear write rates are nearly
> always larger than 5MB per second (even cheap SD cards nowadays
> commonly reach nearly 10MB/s on linear writes), so setting the
> image size to 100MB costs at most 10 seconds of extra write time. 
> That shouldn't be a problem even for CI systems that do lots of
> image writes.
> 
> If the size increase eases debugging, I think it is worth that
> cost, so I'll commit a change to ~100MB to d-i git.

Oh, I failed to notice your mail when I wrote the one I've just sent.
Since you're fine with 100, let's go for it; I just needed a fix to be
committed before the upload (which should happen in a few hours), that's
why I was going for a temporary decision. All the better if you're fine
with the suggested new value. :)

Thanks!


KiBi.

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