Re: [PATCH 1/2] kbuild: add target to install gzipped modules

From: Michal Marek
Date: Fri Dec 30 2011 - 05:24:10 EST

On 29.12.2011 18:21, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 01:50:18PM -0200, Lucas De Marchi wrote:
> > Add target in Makefile to compress the module after it's installed.
> > Module-init-tools and libkmod can handle gzipped modules.
> >
> > This is not much useful for distributions because the package will gzip
> > the modules and call depmod in a install rule.
> It might actually be a worthwhile thing for distributions.
> For a Fedora kernel, gzipping modules saves around 80MB of diskspace per
> installed kernel. That the RPM is compressed is irrelevant, the on-disk
> footprint is more interesting, given that the bulk of the modules installed
> will never even be loaded.

But it kills performance of the tools.

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