cvs commit: src/sys/conf

David O'Brien obrien at
Mon Sep 12 09:55:20 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 02:58:42AM -0700, Colin Percival wrote:
> 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. :-)

Perhaps we should follow what SGI and Sun has done for years on its
workstations: a combined / + /var + /usr.  We would make it 15GB and be
done with it.  My laptop has a combined /+/var+/usr of 12GB and I have
multiple kernels installed and room in swap for a crashdump.

No need to reply you hate this idea - just one opinion that there are
other partitioning schemes (especially now that we have a dynamic /)
successfully used.

-- David  (obrien at

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