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authorRichard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>2006-06-22 14:47:34 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-06-22 15:05:58 -0700
commit4f3865fb57a04db7cca068fed1c15badc064a302 (patch)
tree4c923c72b6ac9b633c87cc73b55a75c7cfd0f044 /arch/xtensa/boot
parent4f1bcaf094ccc512c23e10104c05a6f8e5b7a9e4 (diff)
[PATCH] zlib_inflate: Upgrade library code to a recent version
Upgrade the zlib_inflate implementation in the kernel from a patched version 1.1.3/4 to a patched 1.2.3. The code in the kernel is about seven years old and I noticed that the external zlib library's inflate performance was significantly faster (~50%) than the code in the kernel on ARM (and faster again on x86_32). For comparison the newer deflate code is 20% slower on ARM and 50% slower on x86_32 but gives an approx 1% compression ratio improvement. I don't consider this to be an improvement for kernel use so have no plans to change the zlib_deflate code. Various changes have been made to the zlib code in the kernel, the most significant being the extra functions/flush option used by ppp_deflate. This update reimplements the features PPP needs to ensure it continues to work. This code has been tested on ARM under both JFFS2 (with zlib compression enabled) and ppp_deflate and on x86_32. JFFS2 sees an approx. 10% real world file read speed improvement. This patch also removes ZLIB_VERSION as it no longer has a correct value. We don't need version checks anyway as the kernel's module handling will take care of that for us. This removal is also more in keeping with the zlib author's wishes (http://www.zlib.net/zlib_faq.html#faq24) and I've added something to the zlib.h header to note its a modified version. Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net> Acked-by: Joern Engel <joern@wh.fh-wedel.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/xtensa/boot')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/xtensa/boot/lib/Makefile b/arch/xtensa/boot/lib/Makefile
index 9e73bb8aeb7a..d3d2aa2d883a 100644
--- a/arch/xtensa/boot/lib/Makefile
+++ b/arch/xtensa/boot/lib/Makefile
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
# Makefile for some libs needed by zImage.
-zlib := infblock.c infcodes.c inffast.c inflate.c inftrees.c infutil.c
+zlib := inffast.c inflate.c inftrees.c
lib-y += $(zlib:.c=.o) zmem.o

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