[PC-BSD Testing] Swap and root partition sizes... wtf?

Jamie Ivanov jamie.ivanov at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:20:30 PDT 2011

Of course, excellent suggestion. 9G of swap is still beyond ridiculous though.

It would have been nice for the installer to give a partition summary so I could have gone back and manually setup partitions.

My 2 cents worth is 4G root and 512 (or even 1G if necessary) of swap, that is how I've rolled since freebsd 4.x and I've never had to adjust that :)
Jamie Ivanov / KC9LFD
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From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
Sender: testing-bounces at lists.pcbsd.orgDate: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:14:34 
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Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Swap and root partition sizes... wtf?

On 08/24/2011 15:09, Jamie Ivanov wrote:
> That 2*MEM was good back in the old days but even with<1G ram I never used up an entire 512M swap partition. Also, 1G root? Normally I make a 4G root. With 1G, linux compat brought me to 72% usage and if I build i386 compat on my amd64, I have next to null freespace.
> When I'm feeling ambitious enough I may switch boot and root partitions around, that would make more sense size wise but not my ideal partition ordering, considering swap will now be the fastest accessed partition, I will lose ~2mb/s in hdd i/o performance.
> I also really don't feel like reinstalling. While I do want GELI, I don't know if I'm ready for 9, especially in beta, and all of the time I've spend compiling, etc. *sigh* I'm a little disappointed.

A quick(er) solution is to maybe move /compat to /usr/compat and 
sym-link to save space on your linux compat stuff.

Remember though, defaults are just defaults. If you have specific needs 
on a particular file-system its best to take a quick glance at the 
"summary" screen which listed all the size defaults before installation. 
You can always go to "advanced" and adjust particular sizes to your 
hearts content.

Kris Moore
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