[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26 2.6.30-2

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 14:38:19 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Dan McGee<dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Tobias Powalowski<t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Am Freitag 12 Juni 2009 schrieb Dan McGee:
>>> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 5:19 AM, Tobias Powalowski<t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> > Hi guys,
>>> > kernel26-2.6.30-2
>>> > please signoff, both arches.
>>> > And tell me your opinion about madwifi and openswan-klisp
>>> >
>>> > Arch Linux changes:
>>> > - changed to lzma kernel compression
>>> Any real reason for this besides the fact that it is newer and sexier?
>>> It is also slower, and I doubt we have many Arch users that need the
>>> benefits of a slightly smaller compressed kernel on disk (esp since it
>>> all needs to be unpacked in memory anyway).
>> Hrm talked to thomas about it, if it's an issue of bootup speed we can revert
>> this again, imho it's not that different at least on my machine.
>> Anyone else who has objections in using lzma instead of gzip compressed
>> kernel?
> I probably came across a bit too against this- it really isn't a big
> deal either way, I just figured there wasn't much of a reason to go
> for a different compression scheme than gzip. I'm fine with whatever
> the maintainer(s) want to go with.

I wonder why people are so gung-ho for lzma these days? It's been
around for a while, where did the sudden "OMG THIS IS SO AWESOME"
thing come from?

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