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Date:      Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:18:12 -0800
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "Tom" <tom@uniserve.com>
Cc:        <tsikora@powerusersbbs.com>, "FreeBSD Stable" <freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: SOFTUPDATES
Message-ID:  <000001bf4b7b$28922430$021d85d1@youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.4.02A.9912202206230.2093-100000@shell.uniserve.ca>

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>   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.

	Well, this is another argument entirely. I agree with you, but
nevertheless, a large number of FreeBSD machines are configured this way.
Here's another box that I let FreeBSD's installer accept its defaults on:

/dev/wd0s1a     31775    12726    16507    44%    /
/dev/wd0s1f    412967   220902   159028    58%    /usr
/dev/wd0s1e     29727     4675    22674    17%    /var

	And here's another:

Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/wd0s1a     31775    14563    14670    50%    /
/dev/wd0s1f   1802143  1073924   584048    65%    /usr
/dev/wd0s1e     29727     2866    24483    10%    /var

	So that's why you may hear people saying you shouldn't enable softupdates
on /. If you're clueful enough to understand why you can ignore that advice
for your particular machine, then fine.

	DS



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