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Re: Compressed kernels

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: Compressed kernels
From: Wolfgang Denk <>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 23:33:30 +0100
Cc: Dan Malek <>, Colin.Helliwell@Zarlink.Com,
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 20 Nov 2003 22:02:57 +0100." <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
In message <> you wrote:
> 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
> support.

Well, instead of doing this in the Linux kernel, you could also do
it in the boot loader.  U-Boot supports both gzip and bzip2 decom-

Wolfgang Denk

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