FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 Available

Ian FREISLICH ianf at
Wed Feb 13 08:00:12 UTC 2008


I just installed and only now noticed this oddity (to me at least).
Maybe it's been explained before, but I can't quite remember.

I selected auto defaults for the slice editor.  The system I installed
(amd64) on has 16GB of RAM yet it only assigned 4GB for swap.  I
remember reading that on amd64 minidumps could corrupt neighbouring
filesystems, so a full dump could be up to 16GB.  There won't be
enough space for a full dump.  That said, 16GB is quite a *lot* to
swap out and I'm not sure how the system would perform under that

What's the prevailing wisdom?  Is this a variable storage type bug
in the installer - int in stead of an off_t or size_t?


Ian Freislich

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