Subject: Re: space the final frontier [was sysinst report]
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Robert.V.Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/1997 12:09:00
> >From: Robert.V.Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >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.