Subject: Re: install to lfs
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: David Laight <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 08/21/2007 18:43:00
On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 01:31:24PM -0400, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> IMHO we also should add support to sysinst for 64k/8k block/frag sizes
> to ffs and lfs.  For LFS, though, larger block/frag sizes can be
> problematic; see the PR I filed recently.

Sysinst definitely allows you to select the block/frag sizes for ffs.
64k being the limit for block sizes.
However anything over 32k isn't bootable (on i386) due to insuffient
heap space in the boot programs (they have to run below 640k and
allocating 64k buffers uses too much space).


David Laight: