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Re: Sparc netboot image is too large to boot (again)

Jurij Smakov, le Sat 04 Feb 2012 12:16:25 +0000, a écrit :
> I've noticed that, yet again, sparc daily netboot image is too large 
> to boot. Last time we mitigated the problem by removing the support 
> for wireless networking. I'm going to poke around again to see what 
> else can be get rid of, please let me know if you have any ideas.

AIUI, linux can now have support for uncompressing bzip2, lzma and lzo.
Trying them on amd64's initrd:

-rw-r--r-- 1 samy samy 8,5M févr.  5 14:06 initrd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 samy samy 7,7M févr.  5 14:06 initrd.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 samy samy 6,2M févr.  5 14:06 initrd.lzma
-rw-r--r-- 1 samy samy 9,4M févr.  5 14:06 initrd.lzo
-rw-r--r-- 1 samy samy 6,2M févr.  5 14:07 initrd.xz (for comparison)

Doesn't it seem worthwhile to enable lzma support in the kernel to save
more than 2M here?


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