/boot is full after running "make installkernel" on FreeBSD 8.0

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Jul 2 14:23:03 UTC 2010

Arthur Chance writes:

>  As a matter of idle curiosity with a bit of education thrown in,
>  why 4GB for /var? The last time I installed a new machine I made
>  / 1GB as I'd found out from a previous install that 512MB wasn't
>  really enough, and then decided to make /var bigger than the
>  Handbook said as well and made it 3GB. This has turned out to be
>  total overkill:

	It is my understanding space used on /var is, well, variable.
While a generic system might only use, say, 300 mbytes 99.99 per
cent of the time, the other .01 might use 5 or 10 or 20 gbytes if

						Robert Huff

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