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Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:29:45 +0800

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 3:36 PM, Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-18 at 14:55 +0800, Bean wrote:
>> You can try Robert's case:
>> grub-mkimage -d . -o core.img pc ext2 lvm raid
> 50764  image
> 35090  image.lzo
> 27308  image.gz
> 27012  image.bz2
> 24470  image.lzma
>> The uncompressed part need to be added as well, which is 1280 byte.
> It's actually going to depend on the decompression algorithm.
>> My concern about other compression is that even if space problem can
>> be fixed now, but the limit is not far away, so we may have to worry
>> about it again when new code is added, lzma could be a way to solve
>> this once and for all.
> We would save 7782 bytes going to gzip or 10620 bytes going to lzma.
> There is not much difference as long as we abandon lzop in favor of
> something else.


I'm sorry, I forget about an important module, biosdisk, would you run
the test again with the following modules ?

biosdisk pc ext2 lvm raid

The uncompressed part, without decompresser, is about 1K. If we count
the decompresser, I'd say it's between 1K to 3K.


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