[syslinux] Syslinux-5.00-pre9

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Nov 12 21:34:58 PST 2012

On 11/01/2012 03:17 PM, Matt Fleming wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 19:35 +0100, Bernd Blaauw wrote:
>> Your mentioning of hugely increased disk sizes for each binary isn't
>> that positive either in deciding to switch or not, as I sometimes add
>> syslinux to bootdisks.
> All the .c32 files together in the 5.00-pre9 release amount to 150M. In
> 4.06 they're 105M. We're not talking about a huge increase here, since
> you're unlikely to include *all* the .c32 modules.
>> If files are getting quite a larger disk-size anyway it might be easier
>> for non-CD to stick to using some version of GRUB.
> We're not talking megabytes here. No file is over 736KB and that's
> libcom32.c32, the biggest file in the release. New features are
> obviously going to result in bigger object files.

Although right now the .c32 files are not compressed, whereas 
ldlinux.sys is and was.  I am thinking we should compress the .c32 files.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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