Experiences with FreeBSD 9.0-BETA2

Arnaud Lacombe lacombar at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 18:33:03 UTC 2011


On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Sep 2011, John Baldwin wrote:
>> On Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:52:37 pm Brett Glass wrote:
>>> First thing I noticed, when running the new FreeBSD installer from
>>> a memory stick image, is that disk partitioning was odd. It
>>> abandoned standard UNIX parlance, calling what are traditionally
>>> called "slices" partitions. It also diverged from past practice by
>>> creating one big UFS filesystem rather than the usual separate
>>> partitions for /, /tmp, /var, /usr. It then made a separate slice
>>> (to use the traditional terminology) for swap, rather than
>>> including it in the slice that contained the big file system. This
>>> seemed odd; if the file system was being lumped together in one
>>> place, why break out the swap to an entirely separate slice?
>> I can't speak to the "one-big-fs" bit (there was another thread long ago
>> about
>> that).  However, as to the partitioning bit, bsdinstall is defaulting to
>> using
> The question of how to layout and split filesystems was discussed at the
> filesystems working group of the devsummit at BSDCan this may.
> (http://wiki.freebsd.org/201105DevSummit/FileSystems down to "Filesystem
> Layout" near the bottom)  Though "one big root" did not garner a huge amount
> of support, neither were there particularly compelling arguments against it
> (if I remember correctly).  It's certainly easier to write an
> autopartitioner for, so I don't really blame Nathan for having chosen it
> initially.
What's the point of running a vote if it's to finally not care about it ?

You had got 4 people wanting to go right, 9 to go straight, 2 to go
left, and the driver goes left.

 - Arnaud

> -Ben Kaduk
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