[coreboot] Zero compression in v3 patch

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 20:13:32 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:

>  You're right that it would be easy to add, but I think without a use case
>  it'll be hard to get the right features in.

The zero patch is trivial and easy. Most importantly, it greatly
reduces the cost of zero-encoded segments-- yes, they're small, but
reducing 150 bytes to 1 byte is hard to ignore, and reducing an lzma
decompress to a memset is neat.

The RLE patches are not so simple, though they seem so at first. Let's
hold off on such features until we are certain we need them.


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