On Mon, Jun 09, 2014 at 07:27:43PM -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 02:15:06AM +0300, Konstantin Belousov wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 04:36:45PM -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
> > > On Sun, Jun 08, 2014 at 01:33:31PM -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> > > > Now, as for how much bloat it adds to the CD images...
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Enough that it will be turned off for the CDs.
> > 
> > I wanted to answer that we should split the question into two,
> > one is whether to enable tests installation by default for buildworld
> > (and I answered no there), another is whether to ship tests with the
> > installation media, both on releases and snapshots.
> > 
> > I think that we should do the later, if not on CD, then on DVD and for
> > ftp installs.  This would mean that there is one more customization
> > for the release build process, but I do not think that the release
> > build structure requires significant changes.
> > 
> We are dangerously teetering every time an option to add "just one more"
> thing to the CD is committed to being unable to fall below the 685MB
> size (which I understand is what FreeBSDMall needs for the CDs they
> produce).
> So, as our src/ and ports/ trees grow, the room we have left is
> shrinking fast.  I think it is not feasible to ship the tests on the CD,
> but I do agree they can be shipped on the DVD.
> Julio has submitted a review request for this to make a tests.txz
> distribution, which can then be excluded for the bootonly.iso and
> disc1.iso, but kept for the dvd.iso.
>     https://phabric.freebsd.org/D198
> I am building a test release build with this change now, but I am aware
> of one immediate problem that will be encountered - if we default
> WITH_TESTS=1, the running userland on the bootonly.iso and disc1.iso
> (used for the installer) will also include the tests.
> This is because we do not evaluate the value of WITH_TESTS=, but only
> that it is defined.  This is also a problem for the debug.txz with
> WITH_DEBUG_FILES=1 for the buildworld/buildkernel, but
> WITHOUT_DEBUG_FILES=1 for the bootonly.iso and disc1.iso creation,
> because we cannot set both.
> Some of the later commits to a projects/ branch to work on allowing the
> debug.txz to be fetched from FTP (or via the netinstall) illustrates the
> problem and some very hackish workarounds I have tried.
>     https://svn.freebsd.org/base/projects/release-debugdist/

After reviewing Julio's proposed changes, I realize that there is a way
to avoid populating /usr/tests when building the on-disc filesystem.
I think this will also apply to the WITH_DEBUG_FILES=1 case mentioned.

It seems I cannot apply an update to another differential review (or
I am just doing it wrong), so have created a new differential here:



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