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Date:      Mon, 13 Dec 2004 22:51:13 -0600
From:      "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <kdk@daleco.biz>
To:        Nikolas Britton <freebsd@nbritton.org>
Cc:        kiffin.gish@planet.nl
Subject:   Re: Root directory filling up...
Message-ID:  <41BE7141.3030402@daleco.biz>
In-Reply-To: <41BE477E.2080202@nbritton.org>
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Nikolas Britton wrote:

> Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
>
>> Kiffin Gish wrote:
>>
>> <snip basically whole thread, apologies Kiffin >
>
>
> What edition of The Complete FreeBSD do you have? I find it hard to
> believe that greg would advice against using the handbook's
> recommendations but then I've never read his book, I got
> Absolute BSD (Michael Lucas) last year for Christmas, and
> may just be taking this out of context.


I wonder if his edition is rather old.

I seem to remember him [grog] mentioning, once upon a time (&& YMMV)
that he had his reasons for doing it, and that it was a rather long
time ago (the book is in what, 4th edition now?); obviously if you
go back enough years, 4 Gb was a pretty substantial chunk of the
available storage for most HDDs at that time ....

KDK



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