I recently tried to add a user to my FreeBSD box, but was amazed to find that
the / partition was full! I had a look, and the culprit is the "/rescue"
folder, holding 135 statically linked binaries of nearly 4Mb each, giving a
folder size of 491Mb!
The Handbook says that "100 MB is a reasonable size for this filesystem. You
will not be storing too much data on it, as a regular FreeBSD install will
put about 40 MB of data here." (§ 2.5.5). I gave my root partition what I
thought was a generous 512Mb.
What is going on here? I read the "rescue" manpage, and while it might be a
nice thing to fall back on, I can't justify it over being able to add user
Should I just delete this lot? Should I have a bigger / partition?
Is the handbook out of date in this respect? (/rescue was added in 5.2)
All comments welcome...
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