On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:28:08 -0700 (PDT), Richard Mahlerwein <mahle...@yahoo.com> wrote: > I agree completely. I also go a step farther and put most other > things that I consider user data in there. Like Subversion > repositories and non-user-specific Samba shares (E.g. "public" > type shares).
Historically, there was /export in Solaris. The home directory was /export/home, because it was usually distributed via NFS to other machines. Things that were shared, but not primarily under- stood as "user data", went there, too, such as repositories, file collections and exported storages - files that have not been "connected" to a specific user. > While I'm reasonably happy rolling my own FS sizes, I would be > even happier if I didn't have to. In ZFS, you don't have to. :-) According to your suggestion: > Drive > 16 and < 40 GB = > / = 1 GB > swap = 1.5x RAM I know that there was the idea of saying "swap = 2 x the maximum of RAM you could put into the box", but is this approach still valid today? > Drive > 40 GB = > /var = 2 GB There could be a different requirement, especially when someone wants to run a) an anonymous FTP server (/var/ftp subtree) b) database operations (/var/db subtree) and have the /var sizes grow very fast. Of course, there's no problem putting databases and FTP stuff somewhere under /home (which is in /usr in your example). > And, as long as this is a wish list, how about... > > 1) When I create, I would love to not to *always* have to > backspace over like 17 digits every time to type something > short like "16G". Can we just make it operate in MB or > something instead of blocks? There is an easier approach, I'd call it "overwrite with first keystroke". This is common for many dialog libraries, such as in Midnight Commander. For example, the content of the input field is 33554432 and the cursor is at the last position; if I press "1", the content is then 1 so I can easily continue entering "g" and have 1g with 2 keystrokes. The backspace and navigation keys should work as they do now. Maybe Meta-Backspace (Esc, then Backspace) would be available to erase the whole content of the input field as you suggested in 1.2. Maybe this is a nice item for a dialog wishlist for sysinstall. :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"