On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Sergey Kvachonok <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Perhaps add more compression algos support and make them configurable
>> will be better. lzma/xz has higher compression rate, lzo has faster
>> decompression speed. and bzip2 is between lzo and gzip.
> Ok, I'll try to make compression algo into Kconfig option then.
Just a friendly reminder: no need to add the algo options in Kconfig
for we already have them in init/Kconfig, you can search LZMA, BZIP2
With "make menuconfig", you can find them like this:
$ make menuconfig
General setup --->
Kernel compression mode (LZMA) --->
and then, like the Makefile of vmlinuz under
arch/mips/boot/compressed/, you can simply use the following method to
choose the compression tools:
tool_$(CONFIG_KERNEL_GZIP) = gzip
tool_$(CONFIG_KERNEL_BZIP2) = bzip2
tool_$(CONFIG_KERNEL_LZMA) = lzma
tool_$(CONFIG_KERNEL_LZO) = lzo
But to avoid adding this again, we can simply share this for uImage
and move the content from arch/mips/boot/u-boot/Makefile to
arch/mips/boot/compressed/Makefile for vmlinuz also need to compress
the vmlinux.bin, so, they can share the same vmlinux.bin.z.
and to add the uImage target, we can simply add it in
arch/mips/Makefile like this:
-vmlinuz vmlinuz.bin vmlinuz.ecoff vmlinuz.srec: $(vmlinux-32) FORCE
+vmlinuz vmlinuz.bin vmlinuz.ecoff vmlinuz.srec uImage: $(vmlinux-32) FORCE
$(Q)$(MAKE) $(build)=arch/mips/boot/compressed \
VMLINUX_LOAD_ADDRESS=$(load-y) 32bit-bfd=$(32bit-bfd) $@
But we may need to check if this is compatible for the uImage target
in your old patch.
> And maybe unify with existing avr32 u-boot target, e.g. make use of
Yeah, scripts/mkuboot.sh have checked the existence of the 'mkimage'
tool, so, it should be better.
> Will resubmit directly to this list when (if) it's done.
Welcome and thanks very much for your effort.