[SATLUG] Changes in Linux

Thomas Weeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Fri Feb 3 22:40:52 CST 2012

BTW.. What IS all the rucus around this anyway? Why isn't RHat taking this 
through the FHS.. THE standard for this sort of thing?


On Thursday, January 12, 2012 02:09:01 am Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> In monitoring the latest developments in Linux, it seems the upstream
> developers have decided that having /usr mounted as a remote FS is no
> longer needed.  The paradigm now appears that if /usr is a separate
> partition, it must be mounted via initramfs *before* the kernel starts.
> Since starting up something like nfs within an initramfs seems to be a
> step beyond what is normally done, traditional capabilities seem to be
> precluded.  I could be wrong about this, so I'd like to know if anyone
> does it.
> My first question is whether anyone uses a /usr partition separate from
> / any more, either locally or via network?
>    -- Bruce

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