[RFC PATCH] treewide: remove bzip2 compression support
Alex Xu (Hello71)
alex_y_xu at yahoo.ca
Wed Dec 16 10:39:17 AEDT 2020
Excerpts from Alex Xu (Hello71)'s message of December 15, 2020 2:03 pm:
> bzip2 is either slower or larger than every other supported algorithm,
> according to benchmarks at . It is far slower to decompress than any
> other algorithm, and still larger than lzma, xz, and zstd.
>  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/1588791882.08g1378g67.none@localhost/
> Signed-off-by: Alex Xu (Hello71) <alex_y_xu at yahoo.ca>
Upon further research, I found that bzip2 removal was already
implemented as part of zstd addition, but were apparently abandoned in
an effort to get zstd in. I will check those patches and try sending
those instead. Thanks to all reviewers for comments on this patch.
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