FreeBSD 7.0-RC2 Available

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Feb 14 10:01:28 UTC 2008

Scott Long wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> 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.
> Until fairly recently, there were no seatbelts to prevent the dumpsys
> code from exceeding the dump partition.  It was discussed in several
> forums, and the fix was developed and committed to HEAD and 7-mumble
> by Ruslan a couple of weeks ago.  It was not a problem specific to any
> particular platform.

OK, so problem solved then.


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