Re: [PATCH v3 -next 5/5] Kconfig: Make x86 and arm kernels default to the LZ4-compressed


Andrew Morton
 

On Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:04:20 +0100 Florian Fainelli <florian@...> wrote:

Hello,

On 03/05/2013 12:47 PM, Kyungsik Lee wrote:
This patch makes x86 and arm kernels default to the LZ4-compressed
to test new LZ4 code in the linux-next. This is requested by
Andrew Morton.
I do not think making this the default is good idea, because the lz4demo
utility that you need to actually compress the kernel (used in patch 2)
is not installed nor available by default on most systems, while gzip
is.
Yes, that's a showstopper even for linux-next. What a shame.

It means this code will walk into mainline with practically zero
third-party testing. Oh well, the risk is minor. If it breaks, people
can switch back to gzip easily enough.

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