Re: 13.1 mini-memstick installation image size

From: Warner Losh <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 20:58:49 UTC
On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 8:12 AM 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?

Or we could just compress the modules. We've supported loading compressed
modules for a long time....