/usr/portsnap vs. /var/db/portsnap

Colin Percival cperciva at freebsd.org
Sat Aug 6 17:36:41 GMT 2005

Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> I doubt it presents much problem as regards the 'running out' issue
> anyway.  Things like fsck time, maybe.  But I've got a rather oldish
> and rather smallish /var, and:
> Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity iused  ifree %iused  Mounted on
> /dev/da1s1f    992M    266M    647M    29%    3802 250148    1%   /var

Your "rather oldish and rather smallish" /var is four times the default
size used in sysinstall (256MB is used for /, /tmp, and /var if you have
a large enough drive).  This default results in having ~32000 inodes.

I wonder if it's time to increase the default size of /var again.

Colin Percival

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