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Re: [PATCH] Fix various non-English locales in the loader (#492999)



Jeremy Katz (katzj redhat com) said: 
> On Sunday, May 17 2009, Bill Nottingham said:
> > Chris Lumens (clumens redhat com) said: 
> > > > Patches 1 & 3 tested in a local build of the loader. Patch 2 not
> > > > tested directly (just slapped locale-archive in the initrd by hand),
> > > > but is hopefully either obviously right or obviously wrong.
> > > 
> > > These all look fine.  However, what's the size difference when adding
> > > locale-archive to the initrd?  That's my main concern with fixing this
> > > stuff.
> > 
> > It went from 18MB to 36MB.
> 
> The compressed initrd size is (largely) unimportant these days now that
> we don't worry about fitting on floppies and other such fun.  Its
> more the uncompressed size changes that matter because that's what ends
> up being the memory usage cost

35M to 116M. It may be possible to trim the locale data, I'm not sure.

Bill


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