dumps don't fit on swap with default install

Michiel Boland boland37 at xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 1 22:17:52 UTC 2012

On 01/31/2012 17:34, Michiel Boland wrote:
> Hi. I installed 9.0-RELEASE on sparc64 with a clean disk using the partition
> scheme that was suggested by the installer. I enabled crash dumps (dumpdev="AUTO").
> But at boot the dumpon command fails, apparently because the swap partition is
> too small.

It turns out that the guided install left a bunch of free space at the end of 
the disk, so I could expand my swap after all.

# gpart show
=>       0  29886192  ada0  VTOC8  (14G)
          0  27262368     1  freebsd-ufs  (13G)
   27262368   1492848     2  freebsd-swap  (729M)
   28755216   1130976        - free -  (552M)

Why does the installer leave that space anyway?


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