[arch-releng] Use xz for squashfs with kernel 2.6.38

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Wed Jan 26 11:44:54 EST 2011

On 25.01.2011 23:45, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 25.01.2011 23:11, schrieb C Anthony Risinger:
>> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
>>> I wondered whether we are going to use xz for squashfs compression in
>>> the upcoming kernel 2.6.38?
>> apologies... i swear there was a thread recently with answers to these...
>> ) how much MB or % (approx?) does this free up?
> Not as much as we'd like I think.
>> ) will this increase the minimum RAM needed for inflation?
> I don't think so, no.
>> ) what other goodies/considerations come with this change?
> Hm, none?
>From my tests it makes booting faster (albeit only a minor change)
probably because less MBs of data need to be read from the rather slow
CD/DVD medium. So this sounds like there's only a few minor positive
changes without any drawbacks?

I'd say go for it then. :)

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