Subject: Re: space the final frontier [was sysinst report]
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Robert.V.Baron <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/05/1997 12:09:00
> >From: Robert.V.Baron <>
> >b. Well, it's time to bail and do a simple "install"
> >   installation.  But before I do that, I did one last
> >   "disklabel wd0".  The root is 277Meg, swap is 258Meg and
> >   /usr is the rest 561meg.  Why is root so big?  Further, I
> >   have 128Meg of primary memory not to swap.  I don't want to
> >   waste 258meg of disk.

>I think this is because there is no provision for having a
>separate /var file system in the default setup, and apparently
>sysinst wants /var+root to be 20MB + twice real memory plus some
>additional goop, so that there's room for a couple system crash
>dumps in the file system.

YIKES!!!! I have machines with 128Meg and 256Meg.  I do not want
two coredumps on disk.  (Aside: I debug with ddb and would NEVER
want a core dump.)  I think that these large dumps need to be 

As I suggested before, a 32Meg root and 128Meg usr and the rest usr1
sounds good to me.