cvs commit: src/sys/conf

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Tue Sep 13 05:58:20 PDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 09:55:18AM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> 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.

AFAIK, we still do not turn softupdates on /, but do on other
partitions.  With your proposed idea, softupdates should be on on /.
How safe is this today?


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