[arch-general] [arch-announce] Moving to Zstandard images by default on mkinitcpio

Piscium groknok at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 19:13:09 UTC 2021

On Fri, 19 Feb 2021 at 13:37, Arch Linux: Recent news updates:
Giancarlo Razzolini via arch-announce
<arch-announce at lists.archlinux.org> wrote:
> As linux-lts moved to the 5.10 version, all official kernels of Arch Linux now support zstd compressed
> initramfs images, so mkinitcpio is switching to zstd compressed images by default with version 30,
> which is currently on [testing].
> If, for any reason, you are using a kernel version prior to 5.9, make sure to change mkinitcpio.conf
> COMPRESSION to use one of the compressors supported, like gzip, otherwise you **will not** be able to
> boot images generated by mkinitcpio.

I am not sure I understand this. If someone has the default
mkinitcpio.conf it won't boot?

In my case I set it to lz4 over a year ago for speed.

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