[SATLUG] Changes in Linux

mark mark at kandm-solutions.com
Thu Jan 12 10:17:38 CST 2012


same here, root, boot, home and var are the only ones I do separate
partitions for on a regular basis

On Thu, 2012-01-12 at 09:29 -0600, Greg Swift wrote:
> 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
> system.
> 
> 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.
> 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UsrMove
> 
> -greg
> 
> 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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