[SATLUG] Changes in Linux

Greg Swift gregswift at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 09:29:28 CST 2012

Its been years since I have as well...  root, boot, and home are the only
ones I always do these days, with var and tmp occasionally depending on the

That being said, being able to share the /usr partition across multiple
systems is one of the things they specifically mentioned in the original
proposal in the Fedora Project's UsrMove feature (where I believe this
"movement" started), which in theory should include network mounting as
having an expensive clustered direct filesystem for that would not be the
most common way to do it.

That being said, I don't see them specifically address how it would be
sharable, just that it would be.



On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 01:14, Igor Gueths <igor.gueths at rackspace.com>wrote:

> 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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> Igor
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