Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
what was the motivation to select nrv2b for compression? Speed? Size of decompressor? Coding style?
Size File 843910 vmlinux.bin 437684 vmlinux.bin.nrv2b 430890 vmlinux.bin.gz 414679 vmlinux.bin.bz2 357609 vmlinux.bin.7z
If the 7z decompressor is less than 80 kb bigger than the nrv2b decompressor, would it make sense to switch?
It's fine with me. As i said, I had a gzip decompressor in early linuxbios, and we can look at getting it back. I just stole the one from the kernel. nrv2b is nice, I understand, for the romcc section where you don't have many variables to play with, but it's been so long since I looked at the gunzip code that I have no idea if this is true.