Re: 13.1 mini-memstick installation image size

From: Glen Barber <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 14:21:27 UTC
On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 09:09:38PM +0700, Eugene Grosbein wrote:
> Hi!
> I wonder if we really need /usr/share to be over 106MB in FreeBSD-13.1-BETA1-amd64-mini-memstick.img
> increasing its uncompressed size upto 434MB ? Same for bootonly image that is somewhat less
> but it's still pretty large to be used for network booting some hoster's virtual machine, for example.
> Isn't it time to use GEOM_UZIP, move kernel modules to /boot/modules out of /boot/kernel
> and compress /boot/modules (141MB) and /usr (165MB) to reduce size of "mini" installatiom media drastically?

It is a bit too late, IMHO, to investigate this for this release cycle,
however we can look into this moving forward.