Re: [PATCH] optional use "gzip --rsyncable" for bzImage
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 20:54:23 EST
"Ph. Marek" <philipp.marek@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As (at least in debian) gzip has the "--rsyncable" parameter included,
> I'd like to suggest this patch to (configurable) use this for bzImage creation.
I'd doubt if this works with a compressed a.out. Most changes one would
make to a kernel at the source level will cause changes all over the
generated binary, so rsync will send the whole compressed file anyway.
For example, a few-byte change in size of a function will cause a huge
number of `call xxxxxxxx' opcodes to turn into `call xxxxxxxx+N'.
So I'll need some convincing. But even if convinced, this seems like an
exceedingly obscure thing that not many people would be interested in.
echo `/usr/bin/gzip --rsyncable $*' > ~/bin/gzip ;)
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