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Re: Compressed images?

To: William Jhun <>
Subject: Re: Compressed images?
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 14:57:09 -0800
In-reply-to: <>; from on Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 12:08:03PM -0800
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On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 12:08:03PM -0800, William Jhun wrote:

> I've been looking through the recent linux-mips archives and it seems
> there isn't a concensus about where to build compressed ((b)zImage)
> images. We have been placing our code under arch/mips/boot/compressed,
> though it seems that the latest oss tree doesn't have such a directory,
> and the only reference I can find to building a compressed image is in
> galileo-boards/ev64120/compressed/.
> Should we be placing our boot image compression stuff in our
> platform-specific directory? Are most MIPS-based Linux platforms not
> using compressed images?

General rant, not directed to you personally.  Right now we've got more
than half a dozen variations of code to support compressed images throughout
the kernel.  So I'm not going to accept any new patches for compressed
images before this mess has been cleaned.  Volunteers :-)


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