[Chugalug] Small /boot partitions must go!

Randy Yates lpcustom at gmail.com
Tue Nov 12 16:34:47 UTC 2013

I'm just curious as to why one would need 1gb for /boot. Are we keeping the
last 10 kernels just in case? Or is there another reason I'm missing?

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Quoting Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>:
>  On Mon, 11 Nov 2013, Lynn Dixon wrote:
>>> We have always ran 500MB for our /boot on our RHEL4, RHEL5, and  RHEL6
>>> machines.
>>> Having said that, we are also very proactive  when it comes to  server
>>> maintenance as well.
>> Sometimes I babysit systems that don't get accessed very often, or
>> can't be accessed very often.
>> And this was an Ubuntu system.. with 900mb,
>> I noticed the Redhat systems I just put up used a 500mb partition,
>> and left it.. I'm not sure (yet) how well Yum cleans up /boot
>> after new kernals. But I'll be babysitting them closer.
>>  Redhat / Fedora does a pretty good job of cleaning up after new kernels.
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