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[RFC] LZO support

From: Szymon Janc
Subject: [RFC] LZO support
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:20:06 +0200
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I've implemented support for LZO in grub, this includes:
- import of minilzo library (from [1])
- support for LZO (de)compression in btrfs (compress=lzo mount option)
- lzopio - for reading lzop compressed files

Some comments:
- with this code one is able to boot from btrfs partition that was mounted
  with compress=lzo, also did some tests with grub-fstest (crc, testload) on
  some various files, seems to be working fine,
- lzopio works ok with grub-fstest (crc, testload), also able to load modules 
  compressed with lzop, but compressing all modules and doing 
  grub-install --modules=lzopio fails to boot, still need to investigate that
- lzopio have room for speed optimisation i.e. decompressing directly to 
  target buffer when possible, currently there is always memcpy from temp
- tested on 32bit x86 only, I'll try to do some tests on different platforms as 
  well (on QEMU) but brave people could test it on some real hardware :)
- there are also some addons which could be used by other grub code as well: 
  * suport for adler32 checksum (for lzop)
  * helper functions for easier unaligned access

Last but not least: code is available at [2]. 

Comments and testing are welcome :)


Szymon K. Janc
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