Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?

Mike Kilburn (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 13:53:45 +0200 (SAT)

> Hmm.. I just tried bzip2ing vmlinux.. Not a big improvement.

Big is a relative term. If you are 20K short of including something you want
then 60K extra is big. Also look at what you save for the compressed root
file system not just the kernel image.

> Tell me, in your routers could your clients stand a longer then 1 minute
> wait just for kernel decompression (that would not be a poor guess at the
> decompress time on a 386/25...)..

1 minute booting would be a big problem but the slowest cpu we will ever use
now is a DX4-100.