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Re: State of mkvmlinuz

On 01/27/2012 10:12 AM, Bastian Blank wrote:
> Hi folks
> There is a package called mkvmlinuz in the archive. It is maintained by
> the kernel team.
> mkvmlinuz is only used on the powerpc architecture.
> Does anyone know the current state of mkvmlinuz? Is it still needed?
> Bastian

It is still used by d-i to create bootable kernel images on Pegasos
machines. As kernel grew over time, mkvmlinuz currently creates
too-large images that firmware has trouble loading [0], but changing
compression from gz to xz fixes the problem.


[0] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=549681

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