Default FS Layout Too Small?
kientzle at freebsd.org
Tue Feb 24 12:29:46 PST 2009
Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:10:25AM -0800, Sean Bruno wrote:
>>I would assume that the default would be much larger now-a-days. I think
>>a simple doubling to 1G would be sufficient.
> Is there any point these days to having sysinstall auto-default to creating
> separate slices for /tmp, /var/, /usr........
> when setting up new systems, I've started just ignoring
> the sysinstall auto-defaults and making one big / partition
> and installing FreeBSD there....
> It seems every release we need to keep bumping up the size of
> the sysinstall auto-defaults because they are too small.
> This bites new users.
I agree. The "one big /" style of partitioning seems a
much more reasonable default for most desktop/laptop users
these days. For server users, the separate /tmp and /var
are pretty critical, though I doubt those folks are using
the "A"uto layout very much, so changing the "A"uto layout
to just allocate / and swap would seem to make sense.
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