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FS#72669 - [linux-lts] Compress modules with zstd

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by BTD Master (btdmaster) - Monday, 08 November 2021, 18:19 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 08 November 2021, 20:01 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Since linux-lts supports zstd compression, and xz only has a slightly higher compression ratio at the expense of a lot of extra CPU cycles, it could be warranted that kernel modules move to using zstd compression like the linux and linux-zen kernels do.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Monday, 08 November 2021, 20:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Deferred
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 08 November 2021, 19:08 GMT
5.10 doesn't support zstd compression. This was introduced to 5.13:
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/2104.3/04566.html
Comment by BTD Master (btdmaster) - Monday, 08 November 2021, 19:30 GMT
Thank you, I thought modules had received support at the same time as initramfs.

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