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Re: CVS commit: src/external/bsd/liblzf/dist

In article <>,
Thor Lancelot Simon  <> wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 04:33:59PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 12:44:39AM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>> > It's a tiny, very very fast compression library.  Christos wants it
>> > for bootblocks, among other things (or so he says -- ask him).
>> For boot blocks or boot loaders?
>Ask Christos.  I don't use it for that purpose myself (I use it for
>a number of other things a very fast compressor is useful for, like
>network data streams and backups).  I am guessing what he was after
>was small size and fast decompression (for some resource-constrained

I wanted to evaluate using it at work, for data streaming. The discussion
with Thor went like:
Thor: I have it already integrated in my own tree, should I import it.
Christos: Sure I think so; it is small enough and we don't have something
else with similar functionality in the tree, LZO is GPL, and the rest are
too big/complicated.

>The bottom line is that I had the code in my local tree, someone whose
>technical opinion I respect sufficiently to simply check it in on his
>request made the request, and so I did.
>As I said earlier, if you want to remove 3-5000 bytes from the system,
>I can recommend some much better candidates.

I still think it is useful and it should stay, just because the code is
so simple. It is not the best compressor, but it is a fast and easy to
understand one. If you don't think so, I'll remove it.


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