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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:59:34 +0100
From: Daniel Cegiełka <>
Subject: Zopfli for Owl 3.0-stable kernels

And what do you think about using pigz in Owl instead of gzip?
Currently pigz uses internally zopfli.


> Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:09:02 +0400
> From: Solar Designer <>
> To:
> Subject: Zopfli for Owl 3.0-stable kernels

> Hi,

> I think we should try using Zopfli to compress Owl 3.0-stable's kernels
> better, to make them fit on their 2.88 MB "floppy" while letting us
> upgrade to newer RHEL5'ish kernels without having to exclude features.

> I think this can be as simple as building Zopfli locally right out of
> kernel.spec and having the kernel build run zopfli instead of gzip (a
> one-line patch?)  I haven't tried this yet, though.


> We don't have the size limitation in Owl-current, so I only propose this
> as a temporary measure for Owl 3.0-stable (while we maintain it).

> Alexander

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