Unfortunate dynamic linking for everything

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Wed Nov 19 09:17:26 PST 2003

:  Don't you think that people are able to change defaults if they think
:  thats appropriate?
:>     Prior to that Jordan had bumped the root partition size to 100MB
:>     in in March 2001.  It was 50MB before then, which is too
:>     small even for 4.x.
:  Hm, then why do I have still room on my 50MB root partition?
:    $ df
:    Filesystem         1K-blocks    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
:    /dev/vinum/root        49583   29040   16577    64%    /
:  Thats enough for installworld (if softupdates are turned off)
:  Gunther

    Try running installkernel and see what happens when it tries to
    rename the old kernel and modules and install a new one.  Or try
    installing a kernel.debug (which is 14MB+) instead of a kernel.

    The point here is that just because you can barely squeeze the system
    into 50MB doesn't mean it's a good idea to.  It might work for a very
    narrow use pattern, but it will create terrible problems if you ever
    tried to expand your use and the system defaults have to cover more
    then just generic users reasonably.

    This is why the default is no longer 50MB.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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