8.0-RELEASE -> -STABLE and size of /
aw1 at stade.co.uk
Sat Jan 23 02:22:13 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 05:21:56PM +0100, Oliver Brandmueller wrote:
> I just noticed somthing: I setup an 8.0-RELEASE amd64 box, / is default
> 512M. First step after setup was to csup to RELENG_8 and buildkernel and
> buildworld (no custom kernel, no make.conf).
> Instaling the new kernel failed, since /boot/kernel/ is already well
> over 230 MBytes in size. moving that to kernel.old and writing a new one
> with about the same size fails due to no space left on device.
> This is not a question; I do know how to get around this and how to
> configure custom kernels so they are a fragment of that size afterwards.
> However, I think this is a clear POLA violation. So, either GENERIC with
> less debugging information (symbols and stuff), which makes debugging
> harder or setting a higher default for / would be options, if not anyone
> else has better ideas.
/usr/src/UPDATING has this which will allow you to remove symbols when
installing a kernel:
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.
I concur that the 235 MB size of an amd64 8.0 kernel is a bit of a
surprise. An i386 kernel is a mere 135 MB. IMO increasing the sysinstall
default root slice size for at least amd64 would be a good thing.
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