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

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Fri Jul 2 14:38:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 15:04:10 +0100
Arthur Chance <freebsd at qeng-ho.org> wrote:

> 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:
> arthur at fileserver> df -h /var
> Filesystem      Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/ad10s1d    2.9G    205M    2.5G     8%    /var
> I'm sure my use of this machine is very simple and nowhere near as
> large as other people's but a leap of 4-16 times what it currently
> suggests in the Handbook seems a bit excessive, especially if people
> are installing onto older kit. OTOH, playing devil's advocate with
> myself, disks are huge these days so why not?

I came up with that value based on discussion on IRC. I also thought
that portsnap might take up quite a bit more than it actually does. It
perhaps doesn't need updated from its current value.

Bruce Cran

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