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

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 19 19:45:02 UTC 2021

Em fevereiro 19, 2021 16:13 Piscium via arch-general escreveu:
> 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.

If you set COMPRESSION, it will use whatever you have set. If you're using lz4 now, you might
want to try zstd. It's faster to generate images now.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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