Things to remove from /rescue

David O'Brien obrien at
Sat Jul 19 10:11:39 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 02:51:47PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> On 17-Jul-2003 David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 09:17:00AM -0700, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> >> whatever it is, certainly the purpose is not to show how good
> >> a sysadmin is in using a knife's blade as a screwdriver and a fork
> >> and a spoon. Heck, even swiss army knives have these extra
> >> tools.
> >> 
> >> I think that if something in /rescue can make the task faster
> >> and less error prone, removing it to save 10-50k of disk space
> >> would be a big mistake.
> > 
> > You must not have seen my other email that listed other things than just
> > disk space.  If I did need to get to the Internet to get bits, what does
> > ipfw do for me that "sysctl net.inet.ip.fw.enable=0" doesn't?
> This doesn't handle ipfilter.  You've conveniently ignored that point it
> seems.

No, I have little ipfilter experience so I didn't speak to it.  My
language explicitly mentioned ipfw so I assumed readers would understand
I was only addressing ipfw in that email.

More information about the freebsd-arch mailing list