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CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS: Compress modules on installation

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_MODULE_COMPRESS:

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Compresses kernel modules when 'make modules_install' is run; gzip or xz depending on "Compression algorithm" below.

module-init-tools MAY support gzip, and kmod MAY support gzip and xz.

Out-of-tree kernel modules installed using Kbuild will also be compressed upon installation.

Note: for modules inside an initrd or initramfs, it's more efficient to compress the whole initrd or initramfs instead.

Note: This is fully compatible with signed modules.

If in doubt, say N.



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