I'm not really clear on why the v2.1.x kernels support both zImage and
bzImage compressed formats.
Given the size increase from 2.0.35 to v2.1.x, I understand why the bzImage
format exists. Why, though, would the user (the builder of the kernel)
ever elect to use zImage when bzImage seems to do the job just as well
without the size constraint?
Is there something about the bzImage format that is less efficient than
If my v2.1.x kernel is sufficiently stripped-down that it can be loaded as
a zImage file, is there an advantage to creating the compressed kernel in
Thanks for the info.