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Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:47:55 +0800

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 7:20 PM, Javier Martín <address@hidden> wrote:
> El lun, 16-06-2008 a las 19:03 +0800, Bean escribió:
>> In that case, I suggest more dramatic
>> action, like replacing lzo with a strong compression algorithm, like
>> lzma, which would save a few thousand bytes.
> Hmm.. that could be done without too much fuss (except the part of
> implementing the decompressor in assembly for each platform...), but
> we'd probably need to test both the change of size in the decompressor
> code and the gains in compression. Since lzma is quite complex, the
> substitution might not pay off...


Well, I did some testing a while ago, the result is in:

Even with lzo compressed image core.img, lzma can save up to 5K.


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