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Bug#335866: please compress kernel image with gzip

Package: kfreebsd-5
Severity: wishlist

Please could you compress the kernel image with gzip?  I just noticed that the
FreeBSD loader can handle it just fine.

The gain is significant:

rmh@bilbo:/boot/kernel$ du -h kernel
6.1M    kernel
rmh@bilbo:/boot/kernel$ sudo gzip -9 kernel
rmh@bilbo:/boot/kernel$ du -h kernel.gz
2.4M    kernel.gz

(for LiveCDs, this also means faster loading)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: kfreebsd-i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: GNU/kFreeBSD 5.4-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)

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