Subject: Re: Where'd that /rescue come from?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Florian Stoehr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> I used build.sh -U to build as a regular user, then used build.sh -U
> as root to install, just like I usually do.
> Any suggestions how it got messed up?
> - 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
>> i386 machine, and it's been running a -current that is a week or two old
>> 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
>> 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).