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SubjectRe: [PATCH] zram: add zstd to the supported algorithms list
On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 04:45:33PM +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> that may lead to a bigger/more general question:
> - if zstd is so much better, then do we need deflate/inflate at all in
> the kernel? may be zstd can replace it?

zram and vmlinuz/modules are about the only cases that can be replaced.
Everything else is long-lived data (filesystems) or comes from the outside
(network protocols). There are also some cases where we have some control
over the producer (initramfstools) but even there you'd need many years of

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