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Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: [RFC] split floppy support off biosdisk
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:53:45 +0200
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On Tuesday 17 June 2008 17:54:27 Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 23:02 +0800, Bean wrote:
> > I'm not against other compression algorithm, but lzma seems to be the
> > best, for example, for the previous c2.img:
> >
> > bzip2 c2.img && du -b c2.img.bz2
> > 29247   c2.img.bz2
> >
> > gzip c2.img && du -b c2.img.gz
> > 29825   c2.img.gz
> We need numbers for all compression algorithms for the code that would
> actually be compressed, not the whole image, which includes the
> multiboot header, the lzo uncompression implementation and some other
> functions.
> Anyway, it looks like gzip is doing a good job.  By the way, gzip
> uncompression is used in Linux kernel on i386.

Maybe as I said before, I already measured the size with LZO and gzip in PUPA, 
and LZO won (after adding the decompression code). That was why I chose LZO.


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