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authorMasahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>2021-03-31 22:38:10 +0900
committerMasahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>2021-04-25 05:24:33 +0900
commitd4bbe942098b0c9b487d424a3c545c9ed56462d7 (patch)
tree5006f8351cc50548de705865e7fee3d1087b7506 /init
parent961ab4a3cd66c285951cf4c8ec10bc8d9a4b0232 (diff)
kbuild: remove CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS
CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS is only used to activate the choice for module compression algorithm. It will be simpler to make the choice always visible, and add CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS_NONE in the choice. This is more consistent with the "Kernel compression mode" and "Built-in initramfs compression mode" choices. CONFIG_KERNEL_UNCOMPRESSED and CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE are available to choose no compression. Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
-rw-r--r--init/Kconfig45
1 files changed, 26 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 019c1874e609..510f6fcd9b7f 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -2225,40 +2225,47 @@ config MODULE_SIG_HASH
default "sha384" if MODULE_SIG_SHA384
default "sha512" if MODULE_SIG_SHA512
-config MODULE_COMPRESS
- bool "Compress modules on installation"
+choice
+ prompt "Module compression mode"
help
+ This option allows you to choose the algorithm which will be used to
+ compress modules when 'make modules_install' is run. (or, you can
+ choose to not compress modules at all.)
- Compresses kernel modules when 'make modules_install' is run; gzip or
- xz depending on "Compression algorithm" below.
+ External modules will also be compressed in the same way during the
+ installation.
- module-init-tools MAY support gzip, and kmod MAY support gzip and xz.
+ For modules inside an initrd or initramfs, it's more efficient to
+ compress the whole initrd or initramfs instead.
- Out-of-tree kernel modules installed using Kbuild will also be
- compressed upon installation.
+ This is fully compatible with signed modules.
- Note: for modules inside an initrd or initramfs, it's more efficient
- to compress the whole initrd or initramfs instead.
+ Please note that the tool used to load modules needs to support the
+ corresponding algorithm. module-init-tools MAY support gzip, and kmod
+ MAY support gzip and xz.
- Note: This is fully compatible with signed modules.
+ Your build system needs to provide the appropriate compression tool
+ to compress the modules.
- If in doubt, say N.
+ If in doubt, select 'None'.
-choice
- prompt "Compression algorithm"
- depends on MODULE_COMPRESS
- default MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP
+config MODULE_COMPRESS_NONE
+ bool "None"
help
- This determines which sort of compression will be used during
- 'make modules_install'.
-
- GZIP (default) and XZ are supported.
+ Do not compress modules. The installed modules are suffixed
+ with .ko.
config MODULE_COMPRESS_GZIP
bool "GZIP"
+ help
+ Compress modules with GZIP. The installed modules are suffixed
+ with .ko.gz.
config MODULE_COMPRESS_XZ
bool "XZ"
+ help
+ Compress modules with XZ. The installed modules are suffixed
+ with .ko.xz.
endchoice

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