Re: [PATCH] Compress kernel modules on installation.

From: Michael Tokarev
Date: Sun Jan 18 2009 - 16:15:52 EST

Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:04:16 +0100
> Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Can I ask you to redo this patch.
>> I want a way to swith off compression, but it should default be
>> enable. So if KBUILD_MODULE_NOCOMPRESS is undefined we will compress
>> the modules when we install them.
> especially since the decompression is an option for the module tools,
> it should be an option for the kernel...
> since it does add a dependency for the module tools (and one that you
> might not need; for example I disabled it just to remove a build
> requires)

By the way, I for one use busybox for initramfs stuff, since a long
time ago. And it (still?) does not support decompression of kernel
modules, as of the latest (1.13) version... I don't think I'm alone
using busybox this way, and it looks like decompression support
should be added to it first, and next to the kernel.. ;)

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