Re: [RESEND PATCH v2 0/2] Add support for ZSTD-compressed kernel

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Fri Aug 17 2018 - 12:54:09 EST

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 06:15:45PM +0200, Renà Rebe wrote:
> Hey,
> is there any mainline future for this zstd support? Currently my most favourite compressor for this, and for what itâs worth zstd/initrd now even tested on #t2sde / hp/pa-risc, â

Can you remove some other compressor for the kernel image if you merge this?

The "favourite compressor" seems to roughly change every year, so if
we keep adding new ones things will get more and more convoluted.

Surely zstd is universally better than some existing compressor
the kernel already uses for itself for a particular sweet spot?
If it isn't it's likely not needed.