cvs commit: src/sys/conf

Colin Percival cperciva at
Mon Sep 12 02:58:45 PDT 2005

Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> Hmm, why was default size of root changed to 500M?

Because I was increasing the sizes of /tmp and /var at the same time; because
I know that some users do somehow manage to fill up /; and because re@ told
me to. :-)

I still have a 128MB / on most of my systems.

> Incredable much too much 
> IMHO, if not reserved for debug kernels....
> I've just been wondering today how wasteful FreeBSD uses the hard disk 
> these days (BETA4)...

You'll only get a 500MB / if you have more than 10GB of space on your hard
disk.  I don't think that going from 2.5% of the disk up to 5% of the disk
is problematically wasteful, particularly since we're only talking about the
_default_ value and it's very easy to change in sysinstall.

Colin Percival

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