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?
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 , but changing
compression from gz to xz fixes the problem.