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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 -next 5/5] Kconfig: Make x86 and arm kernels default to the LZ4-compressed
On Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:04:20 +0100 Florian Fainelli <florian@openwrt.org> 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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