Subject: Re: Where'd that /rescue come from?
To: None <>
From: Florian Stoehr <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2004 11:50:11
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Chris Ross wrote:

>  After taking a closer look, I realize that my /rescue now has 130 identical
> 2.5 MB binaries in it.  I assume they were supposed to be hard-linked, or
> the like.  Any idea why this failed?  Is this a build problem, or an install
> problem?
>  I used -U to build as a regular user, then used -U 
> install=/
> as root to install, just like I usually do.
>  Any suggestions how it got messed up?
>  Thanks...
>                             - Chris
> On Dec 15, 2004, at 23:43, Chris Ross wrote:
>>   Is it just me, or did a *huge* /rescue directory just show up?  I have a 
>> 2.99.11
>> i386 machine, and it's been running a -current that is a week or two old 
>> just
>> fine.  I went to install a build from today, and it filled /.  Very easily. 
>> A small
>> amount of looking shows that the base package now includes almost 400 MB
>> in /rescue.  Did anything like this used to be here?  Is this supposed to 
>> be
>> here?  Why did this just appear and/or get *much* bigger?
>>   Or am I just confused?  Did I do something wrong?

Hm, afaik since the whole system is dynamically linked now, the /rescue 
contains the statically linked versions of the most important things now.

And, yes, it is 2.4 MB here (CVS-commpiled netbsd-2-0/i386 - but with a 
"clean" install, no update).