I am thinking of adding compression to libselinux

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Thu Sep 12 21:10:28 UTC 2013

Richard W.M. Jones (rjones at redhat.com) said: 
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 09:16:13AM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 02:11:04PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > > (That said, our minimal image is a couple of 100mb still, iirc, so 2mb
> > > is not thaaaat much.)
> > 
> > It's basically down to the three big unsolved problems (kernel modules,
> > translations, docs) and then several dozen little things like this. If
> > getting really small is a priority we need to solve the big problems, but
> > chipping away at the little things helps too.
> Lots of distros are now gzip- or xz-compressing kernel modules.
> That's the reason for the code I just posted elsewhere in this thread.

I believe the issue is not that the kernel modules are uncompressed, it's
that there are so many of them that are completely irrelevant in cloud/virt


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