misc/144981: Upgrading FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE to 8.0-STABLE: filesystem is full

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 17:50:04 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR misc/144981; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Garrett Cooper <yanefbsd at gmail.com>
To: Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup at gmx.net>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/144981: Upgrading FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE to 8.0-STABLE: 
	filesystem is full
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:44:15 -0700

 On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup at gmx.net> wrote:
 >>Number: =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 144981
 >>Category: =A0 =A0 =A0 misc
 >>Synopsis: =A0 =A0 =A0 Upgrading FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE to 8.0-STABLE: filesy=
 stem is full
 >>Confidential: =A0 no
 >>Severity: =A0 =A0 =A0 non-critical
 >>Priority: =A0 =A0 =A0 medium
 >>Responsible: =A0 =A0freebsd-bugs
 >>State: =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0open
 >>Class: =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0change-request
 >>Submitter-Id: =A0 current-users
 >>Arrival-Date: =A0 Tue Mar 23 17:40:01 UTC 2010
 >>Originator: =A0 =A0 Thomas Schmitt
 >>Release: =A0 =A0 =A0 =A08.0-RELEASE
 > was:
 > FreeBSD freebsd1.local 8.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE #0:
 > =A0Sat Nov 21 15:02:08 UTC 2009 root at mason.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/s=
 > NERIC =A0amd64
 > is now:
 > FreeBSD freebsd1.local 8.0-STABLE FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE #0: Tue Mar 23 14:55=
 :20 CET 2010 =A0 =A0 thomas at freebsd1.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC =A0=
 > Hi,
 > It seems that the automatic partition layout of
 > FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE needs revision, so that two
 > /boot/kernel* fit into /boot.
 > I installed
 > =A08.0-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso.gz
 > with autopartioning of the slice, and cvsup'ed
 > RELENG_8 from
 > =A0cvsup.de.FreeBSD.org
 > Then i did
 > =A0cd /usr/src
 > =A0make clean
 > =A0make buildkernel -j4 KERNCONF=3DGENERIC
 > =A0make installkernel KERNCONF=3DGENERIC
 > make installkernel led to
 > =A0/: write failed, filesystem is full
 > =A0install: /boot/kernel/zfs.ko.symbols: No space left on device
 > It turns out that two directories occupy nearly
 > 250 MB each:
 > =A0/boot/kernel
 > =A0/boot/kernel.old
 > I deleted some of the fattest files which i deem
 > unused on my system:
 > =A0/boot/kernel.old/zfs.ko.symbols
 > =A0/boot/kernel.old/xfs.ko.symbols
 > =A0/boot/kernel.old/wlan.ko.symbols
 > Then "make installkernel" succeeded.
 > The filesystems look now like
 > =A0Filesystem =A01K-blocks =A0 =A0 Used =A0 =A0Avail Capacity =A0Mounted =
 > =A0/dev/ad4s1a =A0 =A0507630 =A0 479362 =A0 -12342 =A0 103% =A0 =A0/
 > =A0devfs =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 1 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A01 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A00 =
 =A0 100% =A0 =A0/dev
 > =A0/dev/ad4s1f =A041345676 =A02303474 35734548 =A0 =A0 6% =A0 =A0/usr
 > =A0/dev/ad4s1d =A0 4925486 =A0 =A0 9952 =A04521496 =A0 =A0 0% =A0 =A0/var
 > =A0/dev/ad4s1e =A0 =A0507630 =A0 =A0 =A0 12 =A0 467008 =A0 =A0 0% =A0 =A0=
 > So i should better remove some more files.
 > The new kernel boots.
 > Shall i remove /boot/kernel.old now ?
 Hi Thomas,
     This question is best asked on questions at . It's not a bug...

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