Our old friend, the small default layout is back...
cpghost at cordula.ws
Wed Aug 26 16:28:28 UTC 2009
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 11:28:52AM +0200, Dimitry Andric wrote:
> On 2009-08-25 23:07, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> > Someone will complain. There's always someone.
> And of course, if you crank the default root fs size to 1 GiB, the
> complaints will come that "FreeBSD wastes your disk space". ;)
Kids theres days... ;-)
But seriously now: as someone using FreeBSD on embedded devices, I'll
definitely complain. There's absolutely NO reason a root partition
should be that big (in the default install)!
Where's the bloat coming from anyway? From debug symbols of *two*
kernels (/boot/kernel, and /boot/kernel.old)! Nothing prevents us
from moving those debug symbols outside that tree into another
partition (e.g. /var).
Please keep / minimalistic. Everything else can be worked around
nicely; an ever growing root fs (a la Linux?) being the notable
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