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 From:  "=?GB2312?B?0e7A2g==?=" <waf dot yang at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] how to using entire cf disk ?
 Date:  Wed, 24 May 2006 09:54:29 +0800
m0n0 's image has two parts. one is mfsroot that is including file system(I
using 7M), one is disk image that including kernel, file system and boot
config files.
If disk image is 20M , after I write image to cf or hard disk, the space
that can using is 13M(20-7). In my system ,some big user's database will
save to hard disk .  As my know ,some commercial products can be add a hard
disk to save big infomation , can I do it in m0n0?
   I don't understand how to do a significant amount of hacking that you
said .

On 5/23/06, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
>

> >
> >      After I do this , It's slow when compress this image and when write
> > image to cf disk.   Other way, I think using entire hardisk that's space
> > is 20G, how do I do . If modify count to 20G, the image file will very
> very
> > big and process is very slow.
> >
>
> I don't believe you could actually boot an image that big, unless you
> modify how m0n0wall treats its filesystems.  As is, it'll extract the
> files into RAM at boot, if you actually had 20 GB of files, you'd need
> 20+ GB RAM.
>
> Not sure why you would want that anyway.  There isn't anything in
> m0n0wall as is that'll take up any significant amount of disk space.
> All the logs are automatically rotated, you'd have to modify how
> syslog works to even keep any extra log files (which should never be
> kept locally on the firewall anyway, use a syslog server).  Only
> reason I could see you wanting this is if you added extra software
> that needed significant storage space.  In that case, you'd need to do
> a significant amount of hacking, and would end up with something that
> couldn't safely run from a CF.
>
> -Chris
>