[SATLUG] Changes in Linux

Igor Gueths igor.gueths at rackspace.com
Thu Jan 12 01:14:17 CST 2012

The last time I gave /usr its own partition was about 4-5 years ago, 
back in my P3 days; the 10-year-old hard drive in that thing finally 
died a couple of months ago.
On 1/12/2012 1:09 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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