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Re: ext2 for /boot ???

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 09:02:22AM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 08:37:45AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > > So, make /boot a big larger, say couple GiBs, and set data=journalled
> > 
> > BTW, am I the only one here bothered that his 250MB /boot partition
> > tends to fill up, even though a 500MB HDD was plenty to hold the whole
> > OS plus lots and lots of free space, on a 64bit workstation like the
> > original DEC Alphas?
> > 
> The /boot on the desktop I'm using right now is 150MB. 70 is
> currently used.
> The kernel is just over 4MB; the initrd is 22MB. There are two
> versions of each.
> Grub eats almost 10MB.
> If you put all necessary drivers into the kernel rather than as
> modules, and your system fits a particular set of criteria, you
> can do without an initrd or initramfs entirely. So a really 
> minimal but fully capable system could get away with 20 or 30 MB
> of /boot space.

Real men chain boot their GIF compressed kernel directly from
the floppy driver (since floppies are too slow without reading
direct), and catting the piped results into deARC direct to CPU.

Kids these days...

> That said, even a really constrained system like a $35 Raspberry
> Pi is likely to have 4 to 32 GB of storage available at boot
> time.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujitsu_Eagle
> but you tell that to kids these days, and you might as well be
> chasing them off your lawn.

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