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Date:      Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:14:11 -0800 (PST)
From:      Tom <>
To:        David Schwartz <>
Cc:, FreeBSD Stable <freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG>
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bf4b79$69c8b330$>

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On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, David Schwartz wrote:

> 	Most people keep the amount of free space on / minimal. I did a default
> FreeBSD install on a machine, and it did this:
> Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/da0s1a     31743    19641     9563    67%    /
> /dev/da0s1f   3929331   982235  2632750    27%    /usr
> /dev/da0s1e     29751     2220    25151     8%    /var

  And that is very bad.  I don't see /tmp on a separate filesystem either.
That makes it worse.  When you run out of space on "/", bad things happen.
I can't believe that anyone would recommend a "minimal" amount of space
for root.  You need enough space for root so that it never runs out.

  Also, don't forget about users.  You'll need about 7.5MB of space per
15K users in master.passwd, plus another 7.5MB per 15K just to rebuild the
*.db files properly.

> 	DS


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