Re: [PATCH 0/5] firmware: Add support for loading compressed files

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jun 10 2019 - 13:25:59 EST

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 11:26:42AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Hi,
> this is a patch set to add the support for loading compressed firmware
> files.
> The primary motivation is to reduce the storage size; e.g. currently
> the amount of /lib/firmware on my machine counts up to 419MB, and this
> can be reduced to 130MB file compression. No bad deal.
> The feature adds only fallback to the compressed file, so it should
> work as it was as long as the normal firmware file is present. The
> f/w loader decompresses the content, so that there is no change needed
> in the caller side.
> Currently only XZ format is supported. A caveat is that the kernel XZ
> helper code supports only CRC32 (or none) integrity check type, so
> you'll have to compress the files via xz -C crc32 option.
> The patch set begins with a few other improvements and refactoring,
> followed by the compression support.
> In addition to this, dracut needs a small fix to deal with the *.xz
> files.
> Also, the latest patchset is found in topic/fw-decompress branch of my
> sound.git tree:
> git://

I've applied the first 3 patches to my tree, as they were sane and good

I'll wait for a test-case and a resend of the second two before taking
them {hint} :)


greg k-h