[arch-dev-public] rootprefix change for kmod 10

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Fri Sep 7 04:49:44 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Am 06.09.2012 21:30, schrieb Dave Reisner:
>>> P.S. I'd also like to see us stop shipping compressed modules, but that's
>>> another matter all together.
>> Why? The linux package is huge as it is, and compressing modules
>> decreases its installed size by 100MB IIRC.
> I looked into this in the past and intended to suggest the same . If I
> remember correctly the installed size savings is 80MB, but if you use
> filesystem level compression the savings is only between 10MB and 40MB
> (hopefully a future btrfs release will allow us to get numbers with
> better precision). Also, the package size becomes smaller if the
> modules are not compressed separately, but I forgot exactly by how
> much.

Just checked with linux-3.5.3-1-x86_64.

gzipped modules
package: 42M
installed: 59M

uncompressed modules
package: 30M
installed: 142M

I prefer the much smaller installed size myself. :)

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