Subject: Re: status of PPP compression?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/09/1996 11:16:23
>Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 15:58:44 +0100 (BST)
>From: Iain Hibbert <email@example.com>
>On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, Mike Long wrote:
>> options PPP_COMPRESS
>actually, that should be PPP_BSDCOMP
Yeah, bit rot in my head. Oops.
>> PPP (non-VJ) compression is optional because it bloats the kernel by
> I just looked at this because I was putting it in my kernel config file
>(might as well try it out, eh :) and wanted a meaningful comment there too.
>It seems to me that the only things that defining these options would do is
>to control whether or not the compressions were known about (in
>net/if_ppp.c), not reduce kernel bloat at all..
Inclusion of the compression code (zlib.c) is controlled by
/sys/conf/files. The ~35K I mentioned earlier is the size of zlib.o.
Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org> <URL:http://www.shore.net/~mikel>
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