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[KERNEL] 2.6.32: Drastically reducing the kernel image size

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Aug 13, 2010
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i've backported support for lzma-compressed kernel images to the bravo-2.6.32 kernel released by htc
the patch is available here: 2.6.32-lzma.patch

after applying the patch "Kernel compression mode: LZMA" option will be available in the kernel configuration (general setup)

lzma-compressed kernel images are about 33% smaller in comparison to the default compression method (gzip)
decreasing the size of the kernel image results in a smaller boot image. a smaller boot image is
  • good for users with bad sectors on their boot partition
  • good for devs (more features fit in less space + possibility to have a larger rootfs)
  • good for everyone (less stress on nand)
 

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    i've backported support for lzma-compressed kernel images to the bravo-2.6.32 kernel released by htc
    the patch is available here: 2.6.32-lzma.patch

    after applying the patch "Kernel compression mode: LZMA" option will be available in the kernel configuration (general setup)

    lzma-compressed kernel images are about 33% smaller in comparison to the default compression method (gzip)
    decreasing the size of the kernel image results in a smaller boot image. a smaller boot image is
    • good for users with bad sectors on their boot partition
    • good for devs (more features fit in less space + possibility to have a larger rootfs)
    • good for everyone (less stress on nand)