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Re: Compressed kernels

To: Dan Malek <>
Subject: Re: Compressed kernels
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:02:57 +0100
Cc: Colin.Helliwell@Zarlink.Com,
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On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:21:27AM -0500, Dan Malek wrote:
> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 10:21:27 -0500
> From: Dan Malek <>
> To: Colin.Helliwell@Zarlink.Com
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> Subject: Re: Compressed kernels
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> Colin.Helliwell@Zarlink.Com wrote:
> >I'm running a 2.4.21 kernel tree, and would like to have kernel
> >compression. I wondered if this has gone back into the latest versions yet?
> If you apply the 'zImage' patch from Pete's ftp directory (look in past
> e-mails for this discussion) you will see what I have done for a few of
> the boards I'm using.  It's quite trivial to add new boards to get
> this feature.  I'm still working on the method of attaching the
> compressed initrd to the same image, which I find quite useful for
> embedded applications.

Compressed kernels seem to be fairly high on everybody's list.  Due to
size limits of some boatloaders and flash memory being always too small
and too expensive I guess there would also be some interest in bzip2


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