kientzle at freebsd.org
Wed Mar 3 16:28:20 UTC 2010
Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On 21 February 2010 02:20, Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Oh I know that! I'm just saying that I may try lzma'ing the kernel and
>> rootfs's to see what kind of savings I get over gzip. :)
> The answer is "whoa". 24 megabyte compressed kernel + MDROOT drops to
> 6.5 megabytes with gzip -9 and a few bytes shy of 5 megabytes with a
> default lzma compress.
Interesting question: What is the impact on boot speed?
It could be a lot faster to load 5MB from disk and
decompress to a 24MB image than to wait for 24MB from
> This is +1 for GEOM_ULZMA too if it's as effective for the mfs itself.
> I'll toy with that later.
Let us know what you find.
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