[Skiboot] [PATCH] Produce XZ compressed skiboot.lid as part of build

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Jul 5 16:01:32 AEST 2016

Michael Neuling <mikey at neuling.org> writes:

> On Mon, 2016-07-04 at 13:27 +1000, Stewart Smith wrote:
>> With a recent HostBoot change, we can have an XZ compressed PAYLOAD
>> that's automagically detected (looking at magic numbers).
>> This gives us three great benefits:
>> 1) it's transparent, uncompressed skiboot.lid works everywhere
>> 2) it lets us grow greater than 1MB binary, as long as we compress
>>    down to <1MB
>> 3) It speeds up boot. We currently compress down to 230kb rather than
>>    922kb, which is much quicker to read off flash.
>> This patch produces skiboot.lid.xz alongside standard skiboot.lid.
> The new file needs to be added to the .gitignore.

and some other things actually, see
id:1467698379-12576-1-git-send-email-stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com

Stewart Smith
OPAL Architect, IBM.

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