[arch-general] mkinitcpio compression

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 27 04:39:42 EST 2011

Am 27.02.2011 03:12, schrieb Dimitrios Apostolou:
> Hello list,
> I'm using arch on an old laptop with only 128MB RAM. I had problems
> compressing the initcpio image with lzma, it always failed allocating
> memory. The following one-line patch allowed me to set my own
> compression level in mkinitcpio.conf, with COMPRESSION="lzma -4"

Does it also work if you simply omit any option and use the default? If
you read the manpage, lzma -9 shouldn't be used anyway.

On another note, I've used this on virtual machines with very few memory
and it always worked.

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