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Date:   Tue, 18 Oct 2022 11:10:53 -0300
From:   "Guilherme G. Piccoli" <>
To:     Ard Biesheuvel <>, Kees Cook <>
Cc:     Tony Luck <>, Nick Terrell <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] pstore: Use zstd directly by default for compression

On 18/10/2022 05:20, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> [...]
> So again, I suggest to simply drop this non-feature, and standardize
> on either zlib or zstd using the library interface exclusively. If
> someone present a compelling use case, we can always consider adding
> it back in some form.
> As for the choice of algorithm, given the equal performance using the
> default compression level, and the difference in code size, I don't
> see why zstd should be preferred here. If anything, it only increases
> the likelihood of hitting another error if we are panicking due to
> some memory corruption issue.

I think it's a good argument - would zlib be simpler in code than zstd?
I've checked the zstd patch from Kees - not complex per se, but would be
great if we could have a simple mechanism, without the need of the ifdef
there for example...



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