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Re: Getting rid of /usr for F12?

On Fri, 17.04.09 07:52, Chris Adams (cmadams hiwaay net) wrote:

> Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung 0pointer de> said:
> > In the past more and more stuff has been moved from /usr to /.
> Only things needed for boot have been moved to /.
> > And for the folks who think /usr is awesome because it allows mounting
> > /usr ro while mounting / rw: it's not.
> You're wrong.  On my servers, I make a small / and bigger /usr (mounted
> ro).  The small / has a big advantage: less likely to fail.
> Real-world example: I recently had a drive failure (actually multiple
> drive failure in a RAID), and /usr was corrupted beyond repair.  I was
> still able to boot in "emergency" mode, mounting only /, and restore
> /usr from tape.

That sounds like a pretty arbitrary reason. I mean, if that's how you want
to create fail-safety then why don't you advocate splitting up the
whole mess even further? Why just three levels of hierarchies, why not


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