[RFC PATCH v2 0/4] Add support for LZ4-compressed kernel


Kyungsik Lee <kyungsik.lee@...>
 

Hi,

First of all, Thank you for the comments and emails from the community.

Here is the second version of support for LZ4-compressed kernel.
In this version, lz4_decompress() has been added. In case of knowing
the uncompressed data size, this function can be used to decompress
more faster.

Through the benchmark, it was found that -Os Compiler flag for
decompress.o brought better decompression performance in most of cases
(ex, different compiler and hardware spec.) in ARM architecture.

Lastly, CONFIG_HAVE_EFFICIENT_UNALIGNED_ACCESS is not always the best
option even though it is supported. The decompression speed can be
slightly slower in some cases.

This patchset is based on 3.8.

Any comments are appreciated.

Thanks,
Kyungsik


Benchmark Results(PATCH v2)
Compiler: Linaro ARM gcc 4.6.2
1. ARMv7, 1.5GHz based board
Kernel: linux 3.4
Uncompressed Kernel Size: 14MB
Compressed Size Decompression Speed
LZO 6.7MB 21.1MB/s
LZ4 7.3MB 29.1MB/s, 45.6MB/s(UA)
2. ARMv7, 1.7GHz based board
Kernel: linux 3.7
Uncompressed Kernel Size: 14MB
Compressed Size Decompression Speed
LZO 6.0MB 34.1MB/s
LZ4 6.5MB 86.7MB/s
UA: Unaligned memory Access support


Change log: v2
- Clean up code
- Enable unaligned access for ARM v6 and above with
CONFIG_HAVE_EFFICIENT_UNALIGNED_ACCESS
- Add lz4_decompress() for faster decompression with
uncompressed output size
- Use lz4_decompress() for LZ4-compressed kernel during
boot-process
- Apply -Os to decompress.o to improve decompress
performance during boot-up process


Kyungsik Lee (4):
decompressor: Add LZ4 decompressor module
lib: Add support for LZ4-compressed kernel
arm: Add support for LZ4-compressed kernel
x86: Add support for LZ4-compressed kernel

arch/arm/Kconfig | 1 +
arch/arm/boot/compressed/.gitignore | 1 +
arch/arm/boot/compressed/Makefile | 6 +-
arch/arm/boot/compressed/decompress.c | 4 +
arch/arm/boot/compressed/piggy.lz4.S | 6 +
arch/x86/Kconfig | 1 +
arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile | 5 +-
arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.c | 4 +
include/linux/decompress/unlz4.h | 10 +
include/linux/lz4.h | 48 +++++
init/Kconfig | 13 +-
lib/Kconfig | 7 +
lib/Makefile | 2 +
lib/decompress.c | 5 +
lib/decompress_unlz4.c | 190 +++++++++++++++++++
lib/lz4/Makefile | 1 +
lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c | 331 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
lib/lz4/lz4defs.h | 93 ++++++++++
scripts/Makefile.lib | 5 +
usr/Kconfig | 9 +
20 files changed, 739 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/arm/boot/compressed/piggy.lz4.S
create mode 100644 include/linux/decompress/unlz4.h
create mode 100644 include/linux/lz4.h
create mode 100644 lib/decompress_unlz4.c
create mode 100644 lib/lz4/Makefile
create mode 100644 lib/lz4/lz4_decompress.c
create mode 100644 lib/lz4/lz4defs.h

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