Default partition size for root -- 512 to 1G
eliaschr at cha.forthnet.gr
Mon Feb 15 10:01:05 UTC 2010
On Monday 15 of February 2010 03:04:21 Jason Chambers wrote:
> I just noticed due to the difference in size for an AMD64 kernel, "/" is
> over-utilized after compiling a custom kernel. (kernel.old + kernel)
> Speaking only for amd64... seems it would be a good idea to tweak the
> default auto partitioning for "/" to 1 GB instead of 512MB.
> What do others think ? Is a PR the appropriate avenue for feature
> requests ?
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I believe you are right!. Actually I also use a boot partition of 1G, because
once, when I tried to build my own kernel, I ended up trying to install it,
but there was no space in the target partition. So I had to keep a backup copy
of the kernel.old and then recompile my new kernel without debug symbols
(removed the DEBUG=-g from the configuration file). Fortunately the new kernel
was small enough to fit in the empty space.
Since then I always make the boot partition of 1G size. Well, these days hard
disc space is very cheap, so I don't think this is a drawback!
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