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> This patch series add snappy compression support for crash utility,
> applied on top of v6.0.8.
> snappy is fast compressoin algorhythm like lzo, but it's more
> optimized than lzo on x86 machines and some other archs.
> A lot of benchmark is available on the web. Here I only point at my
> benchmark I posted a few weeks ago,
> - http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/kexec/2012-June/006425.html
> where snappy shows mostly as good performance as simple copying on
> the worst case that input data increases its data size during
> compression; this means we can use snappy with mostly NO risk.
> How to get snappy libraries:
> 1) Use yum framework to get snappy and snappy-devel packages, or
> 2) Visit official website: http://code.google.com/p/snappy/,
> download snappy-<version>.tar.gz and then build it.
> How to build crash utility with snappy support:
> 1) Put -DSNAPPY in CFLAGS.extra file and put -lsnappy in LDFRAGS.extra file.
> 2) Do make as always.
The patch is certainly safe enough to accept for crash-6.0.9.
I tried to do a compile-test, but after doing a "yum install snappy" on
a RHEL5 machine, where it grabbed the package from an EPEL repository
since it's not a supported RHEL5 (or RHEL6) package, I see the i386 and