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Re: FYI: dh_upx compresses i386 executables

Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 11:52:55PM -0700 wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 11:39:07PM -0700, David Whedon wrote:
> > Recent versions of upx can compress a linux bzImage (I've seen 13% shaved off 
> > a bzImage).  debian-installer may use it to squeeze more onto the single 
> > floppy (kernel + initrd with modules).
> Isn't that slightly redundant? 
to some extent, yes.

>A bzImage is compressed in the first place.

> If anything, it should compress the vmlinux.

I haven't tried that, if that ends up with something smaller, that's cool.  I
was just using a bzImage already, so I compressed it, it was smaller, and it
booted, no need to look deeper than that.


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