Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?

H. Peter Anvin (
15 Dec 1997 04:17:28 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: AndroSyn <>
In newsgroup:
> While on the topic of using bzip2 why doesn't somebody
> write bzip2 support for compressed kernel images. I don't
> know enough about kernel internals to do it myself. But if
> nobody wants to do it, I'll hack away....

Probably a bad idea; bzip2 takes a lot of memory to decompress, which
*really* isn't what you want for booting a low-memory system...


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