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Date:	Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:07:14 -0200
From:	Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@...fusion.mobi>
To:	Michal Marek <mmarek@...e.cz>
Cc:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>, linux-modules@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] kbuild: add target to install gzipped modules

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Michal Marek <mmarek@...e.cz> wrote:
> On 29.12.2011 18:35, Lucas De Marchi wrote:
>> The operation that is used most of the time is to load modules. The
>> reason for having modules gzipped is the same one as for kernel image:
>
> The reason for having the kernel compressed is that the x86 bootloader
> reads the kernel (and initrd) using bios calls. That's not the case for
> modules.

It could be when it was added, but it's not anymore.


Really, I wouldn't like the discussion to be whether having compressed
modules is good or not, but rather if it's good to have a install rule
that does all the things the right way and only once, given people
*are using* compressed modules.

Lucas De Marchi
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