Commit b3dbb4ec authored by Paulo Marques's avatar Paulo Marques Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] kallsyms: change compression algorithm

This patch changes the way the compression algorithm works.  The base
algorithm is similiar to the previous but we force the compressed token
size to 2.

Having a fixed size compressed token allows for a lot of optimizations, and
that in turn allows this code to run over *all* the symbols faster than it
did before over just a subset.

Having it work over all the symbols will make it behave better when symbols
change positions between passes, and the "inconsistent kallsyms" messages
should become less frequent.

In my tests the compression ratio was degraded by about 0.5%, but the
results will depend greatly on the number of symbols to compress.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaulo Marques <pmarques@grupopie.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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