FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 Available

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Feb 14 00:15:07 UTC 2008


Ian FREISLICH wrote:
> Hi
> 
> 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
> scenario.

I havent seen reports of problems with minidump on amd64.  I use it myself.

Kris


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