[Bug 215334] Loading compressed kernel modules

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Fri Dec 16 08:51:00 UTC 2016


            Bug ID: 215334
           Summary: Loading compressed kernel modules
           Product: Base System
           Version: 11.0-STABLE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: kern
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: kpect at protonmail.com


While it is possible to load compressed (gzipped) kernel modules using a
bootloader (using /boot/loader.conf file), it's not possible to load those
while the system is running. You have to uncompress them somewhere before
loading, which is very inconvenient and not unproductive.
Is it possible to implement loading of compressed kernel modules using kldload
or through rc.conf file?
Is it possible to implement additional compressing algorithms like xz?

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