[Buildroot] [PATCH 3/3] initramfs: add support for LZO and XZ compression methods

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Jan 22 17:05:54 UTC 2013

Dear Gustavo Zacarias,

On Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:55:43 -0300, Gustavo Zacarias wrote:

> +	bool "lzo"
> +	help
> +	  Do compress the cpio filesystem with lzo.
> +
> +	bool "xz"
> +	help
> +	  Do compress the cpio filesystem with xz.

I don't remember exactly, but isn't the kernel build process itself
capable of compressing the initramfs already? I remember we had some
discussion about this a while ago, but I don't remember the outcome of
these. Arnout was leading this discussion, IIRC.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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