/boot size in 7.0 beta3
Andrey V. Elsukov
bu7cher at yandex.ru
Fri Dec 7 02:36:34 PST 2007
Doug Hardie wrote:
> Between 6.2 and 7 /boot has grown from 45 MB to 114 MB. That poses a
> significant issue for those of us who have been running production
> systems for many years. I have the root partition set to 200 MB which
> has been more than enough. Its no longer usable. 7.0 beta will not
> install properly as it runs out of space. Basically this forces you to
> repartition the drive. That requires an extensive down time for
> servers. Far beyond what I can justify to users.
This actually occured some time ago, but installing the kernel
now also installs a bunch of symbol files for the kernel modules.
This increases the size of /boot/kernel to about 67Mbytes. You
will need twice this if you will eventually back this up to
kernel.old on your next install.
If you have a shortage of room in your root partition, you
should add -DINSTALL_NODEBUG to your make arguments or add
INSTALL_NODEBUG="yes" to your /etc/make.conf.
WBR, Andrey V. Elsukov
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