low compression of kernel

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Mon Apr 28 14:46:00 CEST 2003

Felix Kloeckner <root at hamburg.de> writes:

> hello,
> just a simple question:
> what's the reason for using only a compression level of 3 instead of default or
> even maximum?
> 9 works fine for me and give me some additional space for the kernel
> "makerule linux.bin.gz: linux.bin ;gzip -f -3 linux.bin" in
> "src/arch/i386/config/make.base", line 39

Two reasons.
1) That code has been depricated for over a year.
2) There were bugs seen when decompressing a kernel when presented
   with a kernel with maximum decompression.


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