On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Allan Jude <allanj...@freebsd.org> wrote: > On 2017-01-28 13:56, Ngie Cooper wrote: >> On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 8:56 AM, Warner Losh <i...@bsdimp.com> wrote: >> >> ... >> >>> So? It literally doesn't matter where the freebsd-boot partition >>> lives, or what it's number is. You can put it at the start or end of >>> the swap partition after adjusting its size. I've done this on several >>> systems... NanoBSD plays games with this stuff as well to be bootable >>> on old / new systems. >> >> True. Hopefully my BIOS/disk controller isn't dumb enough to not >> support large disks properly. >> >> *sigh* Unfortunately, in my infinity cleverness I only put 2 >> partitions on the drive -- freebsd-boot and freebsd-zfs. I guess I'll >> need to make backups of my workstation so I don't lose anything >> critical. > > Did gptzfsboot not fall below 64kb when you used the > LOADER_NO_GELI_SUPPORT knob?
It did, but unfortunately that's still way too small for my freebsd-boot partition (which apparently is only 44kB large :/..): Before: $ ls -l `make -V.OBJDIR`/gptzfsboot -rw-r--r-- 1 ngie wheel 111662 Jan 28 11:00 /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/boot/i386/gptzfsboot/gptzfsboot After: $ ls -l `make -V.OBJDIR`/gptzfsboot -rw-r--r-- 1 ngie wheel 65371 Jan 28 11:05 /usr/obj/usr/src/sys/boot/i386/gptzfsboot/gptzfsboot Time to do some more tricks to pare down the bootloader size. Sidenote to the folks who drive the release notes and upgrade instructions for FreeBSD 12.x -- it needs to be clearly explained that gptzfsboot has grown considerably in size and mitigation instructions should be provided for updating gptzfsboot -- in particular with folks who might be using freebsd-update, so don't have the luxury of the choice of bootloader build options when upgrading. Thanks, -Ngie $ gpart list da0 Geom name: da0 modified: false state: OK fwheads: 255 fwsectors: 63 last: 250069646 first: 34 entries: 128 scheme: GPT Providers: 1. Name: da0p1 Mediasize: 45056 (44K) Sectorsize: 512 Stripesize: 0 Stripeoffset: 20480 Mode: r0w0e0 rawuuid: 29a79300-48b1-11e4-97ff-fc4dd43f2de9 rawtype: 83bd6b9d-7f41-11dc-be0b-001560b84f0f label: (null) length: 45056 offset: 20480 type: freebsd-boot index: 1 end: 127 start: 40 2. Name: da0p2 Mediasize: 128035593728 (119G) Sectorsize: 512 Stripesize: 0 Stripeoffset: 65536 Mode: r1w1e1 rawuuid: 4416180d-48b1-11e4-97ff-fc4dd43f2de9 rawtype: 516e7cba-6ecf-11d6-8ff8-00022d09712b label: (null) length: 128035593728 offset: 65536 type: freebsd-zfs index: 2 end: 250069646 start: 128 Consumers: 1. Name: da0 Mediasize: 128035676160 (119G) Sectorsize: 512 Mode: r1w1e2 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"