Subject: Re: major hier(7) overhauls?
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 01/31/1999 05:33:35
On Jan 27, 3:25pm, Greg A. Woods wrote:
} always required a certain amount of hacking. For example the "base"
} system requires at least ~60MB on an i386 (with 1.3.3) unless you
} manually strip stuff out, and that doesn't leave *any* breathing room
Umm, here is a df from an unstripped 1.3.3 i386 box:
snoopyrouter# df -k
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/wd0a 19719 12643 6090 67% /
/dev/wd0g 53255 32001 18591 63% /usr
/dev/wd0f 4935 568 4120 12% /var
/dev/wd0e 4935 1 4687 0% /tmp
kernfs 1 1 0 100% /kern
procfs 4 4 0 100% /proc
And, from that you can subtract:
snoopyrouter# du -ks /usr/home
There is also a 16MB swap partition, but the machine isn't swapping.
As the name implies, it's just a router. The machine has the base,
etc, secr, and kern sets on it plus a custom kernel.
} for swap or /var. Sure you can use the separation of /usr to do some of
Given, the above, you can easily squeeze everything on to a 60MB
P.S. Most of /usr/home is:
-rw-r----- 1 jnemeth staff 9684028 Jan 14 22:21 base.tgz
-rw-r----- 1 jnemeth staff 961222 Jan 14 21:09 netbsd
-rw-r----- 1 jnemeth staff 2211878 Jan 14 21:22 netbsd.GENERIC
-rw-r----- 1 jnemeth staff 804029 Jan 14 22:27 secr.tgz
That stuff is there because I upgraded from 1.3.2 to 1.3.3 remotely.
Going to where the machine is located isn't convenient. To do the
upgrade, I built a custom kernel on another machine, ftp'ed everything
to it, telnet'ed in, unpacked base and secr, copied the kernels into
place, and rebooted. Doing a major upgrade is somewhat more
complicated because of libc incompatibilites with old kernels and
having to deal with a new etc set. So, I haven't tried to do that
}-- End of excerpt from Greg A. Woods