Zstandard (zstd) Coming to >= gentoo-sources-5.6.4 (use=experimental)

I just added zstd to gentoo-sources which will apply to gentoo-sources kernels >=5.6.4 when the ‘experimental’ use flag is enabled.

zstd is described here[1] as “…a fast lossless compression algorithm, targeting real-time compression scenarios at zlib-level and better compression ratios. It’s backed by a very fast entropy stage, provided by Huff0 and FSE library.”

You can read more about it here[2].

Thanks to Klemen Mihevc for the request [3]

[1] https://github.com/facebook/zstd


[3] https://bugs.gentoo.org/716520

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