Re: gzipped executables

From: Xavier Bestel (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 09:09:27 EST

Le 13 Feb 2001 07:58:56 -0600, Matt Stegman a écrit :
> Hello,
> Anything in 2.4 isn't an option right now. I'm using, and am really happy
> with, the ext3 journalling patch. I'm not planning on a 2.4 upgrade until
> ext3 has been ported. Damn shame I don't have the skill to do that
> myself...
> ext2 compression would be great. First off, though, I'm already using the
> ext3 patch. Would ext2 compression be compatible, and take effect for
> ext3 (ext3 support is a separate option in the kernel from ext2)? Also, I
> can't even get to the ext2 compression page
> UPX looks interesting; I'll have to check it out in depth. Thanks, all!
> -Matt

If you're really adventurous, I've once done a patch for uClinux to
enable a compressed (gzip) executable format (not ELF, way lighter). It
should be at (the kernel loader is
linux/fs/binfmt_flat.c, the tools to generate the execs are in


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