cvs commit: src/sys/conf

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Tue Sep 13 08:29:40 PDT 2005

On Sep 13, 2005, at 5:58 AM, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:

> 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?

I never use separate partitions for /usr and /var on my scratch
boxes and I always enable SU on /. I can't say I've ever had any

  Marcel Moolenaar         USPA: A-39004          marcel at

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