Default FS Layout Too Small?
ianf at clue.co.za
Wed Feb 25 06:07:04 PST 2009
Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> Sean Bruno wrote:
> > I noted that if I choose the auto defaults for my F/S layout, sysinstall
> > will not reserve enough space for root(512MB?). This is just barely
> > enough to recompile and install an updated kernel. Much more than that
> > and the F/S is full.
> > I would assume that the default would be much larger now-a-days. I think
> > a simple doubling to 1G would be sufficient.
> > Comments?
> > Sean
> I have observed the same issue. Somehow there is a lot more stuff in
> /boot/kernel than there used to be. I'm guessing that a lot of it is
> symbols for the debugger, which used not to be there. And when you have
> /boot/kernel.old as well, it really gets pretty full there.
> I don't understand the comment made by another poster that 85MB is
> enough. I have a FreeBSD 7 box which was partitioned years ago (back in
[brane] /boot $ uname -a
FreeBSD brane.freislich.nom.za 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #2: Tue Feb 24 12:45:03 SAST 2009 ianf at brane.freislich.nom.za:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/BRANE amd64
[brane] /boot $ du
I suspect that this config option has a lot to do with how much
space your kernels (and modules) use on disk
makeoptions DEBUG=-g # Build kernel with gdb(1) debug symbols
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