Re: 13.1 mini-memstick installation image size

From: Eugene Grosbein <>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2022 01:54:45 UTC
19.03.2022 3:58, Warner Losh wrote:

> 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....

AFAIK, kldload cannot load compressed modules, only loader can.
I suppose GEOM_UZIP is more effective solution, and more versatile.