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authorFrancisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike) <klondike@klondike.es>2016-12-14 15:06:04 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2016-12-14 16:04:08 -0800
commitdb2aa7fd15e857891cefbada8348c8d938c7a2bc (patch)
treed23b3979c42bbbf88cb6855bfe6ec496336a86ae /ipc
parent35e669e1a254e8b60d4a8983205b383666cc01ca (diff)
initramfs: allow again choice of the embedded initram compression algorithm
Choosing the appropriate compression option when using an embedded initramfs can result in significant size differences in the resulting data. This is caused by avoiding double compression of the initramfs contents. For example on my tests, choosing CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE when compressing the kernel using XZ) results in up to 500KiB differences (9MiB to 8.5MiB) in the kernel size as the dictionary will not get polluted with uncomprensible data and may reuse kernel data too. Despite embedding an uncompressed initramfs, a user may want to allow for a compressed extra initramfs to be passed using the rd system, for example to boot a recovery system. 9ba4bcb645898d ("initramfs: read CONFIG_RD_ variables for initramfs compression") broke that behavior by making the choice based on CONFIG_RD_* instead of adding CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZ4. Saddly, CONFIG_RD_* is also used to choose the supported RD compression algorithms by the kernel and a user may want to support more than one. This patch also reverts commit 3e4e0f0a875 ("initramfs: remove "compression mode" choice") restoring back the "compression mode" choice and includes the CONFIG_INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZ4 option which was never added. As a result the following options are added or readed affecting the embedded initramfs compression: INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_NONE Do no compression INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_GZIP Compress using gzip INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_BZIP2 Compress using bzip2 INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZMA Compress using lzma INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_XZ Compress using xz INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZO Compress using lzo INITRAMFS_COMPRESSION_LZ4 Compress using lz4 These depend on the corresponding CONFIG_RD_* option being set (except NONE which has no dependencies). This patch depends on the previous one (the previous version didn't) to simplify the way in which the algorithm is chosen and keep backwards compatibility with the behaviour introduced by 9ba4bcb645898 ("initramfs: read CONFIG_RD_ variables for initramfs compression"). Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/57EAD77B.7090607@klondike.es Signed-off-by: Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (klondike) <klondike@klondike.es> Cc: P J P <ppandit@redhat.com> Cc: Paul Bolle <pebolle@tiscali.nl> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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