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

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 22 14:37:08 UTC 2021

Em fevereiro 22, 2021 10:53 Damjan Georgievski via arch-general escreveu:
>> Em fevereiro 22, 2021 10:23 JustKidding via arch-general escreveu:
>> > Do I have to wait for kernel 5.11 in order to use zstd?
>> >
>> No, zstd is supported since kernel 5.9.
> The unfortunate consequence of this is that currently Arch only has
> 5.10 kernels available, and a mkinitcpio that by default only works
> with >5.9.
> But people on Haswell CPUs had to have 5.4 pinned, since any later
> kernel was crashing the GPU, so the mkinitcpio change will break their
> boot unless they are extra/doubly careful.

Well, this is why this announcement was made as well as some buffer period
for people to accommodate the needed changes.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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