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Re: [Lzip-bug] I have some practical question about lzip patch for linux

From: Matias Fonzo
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] I have some practical question about lzip patch for linux kernel (about lzip-ed kernel modules)
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:07:06 -0300

On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:56:18 +0200
Antonio Diaz Diaz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Mioljub Ivanović wrote:
> > Please would You send me script for recursively uncompressing
> > lzipped kernel modules in kernel modules folder.  
> My machine does not have a /proc/modules directory, so I'm not sure
> if the following command will work for you:
> 'lzip -d <kernel modules folder>/*.lz'

He can try adding it to the mkinitcpio command?.

> > I will wait for Your unofficial patch for kmod - I have also one
> > question about kmod experimental features, I just compiled kmod git
> > version without experimental features.  
> I'm afraid I can't answer any questions about kmod. I know very
> little about it.
> Is this the source I need to patch?
> http://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/kmod/kmod-25.tar.gz

Yes, that is the latest version.
> If the changes required are easy, they may be ready in a few days.
> Else it may take longer.

If the code is prepared for several formats, it should be easy, I guess.
> BTW, has anybody verified if this change is worth the effort? I.e.,
> has LZMA compression any advantages over gzip compression for kernel
> modules?

Probably, only in terms of size.

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