[SATLUG] Changes in Linux

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 01:09:01 CST 2012

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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