FS#73 - Add zlib support to kmod

Attached to Project: CRUX-ARM
Opened by Alexander Matviychuk (alexmat) - Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 02:34 GMT
Last edited by Victor Martinez (pitillo) - Monday, 25 January 2016, 10:18 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category ports/core-arm
Status Closed
Assigned To Mr Super User (admin)
Operating System CRUX-ARM
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.1
Due in Version 3.2
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


It's nice to be able to gzip modules to save space. Can --with-zlib please be added to kmod? I have it working well with my setup but it would be nice if this was mainlined.

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Closed by  Victor Martinez (pitillo)
Monday, 25 January 2016, 10:18 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  CRUX decision: won't implement.
Comment by Victor Martinez (pitillo) - Monday, 13 July 2015, 06:18 GMT
Hello Alexander,
we try to keep near CRUX and this isn't currently supported in 3.1. At this time this won't be implemented but probably it will be supported in CRUX 3.2 (you can take a look to TODO32 and check that it's noted to add compressed support to kmod (zlib/xz)).

This feature request should wait for the next release
Comment by Alexander Matviychuk (alexmat) - Monday, 13 July 2015, 06:25 GMT
Seems reasonable. I'll look forward to the next release :)
Comment by Victor Martinez (pitillo) - Monday, 25 January 2016, 10:18 GMT
Hey Alexandre,
currently we won't implement this in 3.2 version, because of CRUX upstream decision:

CRUX upstream Flyspray comment:
Comment by Juergen Daubert (jue):
We decided not to add any compression to kmod right now. As we do not provide a distribution kernel the amount of modules is probably very low for the typical user and compressing them not a real win. As a general rule we try to keep the dependencies of all the low-level tools as minimal as possible.

We'll follow upstream decisions.