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Re: [opensuse-factory] Partitioner needs overhaul...
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:27:36 +0100
  • Message-id: <46542528.2030103@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
peter nikolic wrote:
On Wednesday 23 May 2007, M9. wrote:

I am just ready with the install of Alpha4...
I changed everything i needed to:

/boot from 30MB > 100MB
/ , 1GB, same
/usr, from 3.5 > 4GB
/var ,1GB, same, but added:
/var/lib, 1GB,(lib was the cause:400MB)
/opt, 2.5GB same,
/tmp, 2GB, was 3GB.
swap, something like rest: about approx.374MB.
/home, 20GB,
/shared, 42GB.

But LVM did not work for me, i added everything manualy with the other
partitioner, simpeler for me...

Now we'll see how long it lasts ;-)

Do i see a hangover from Slowaris there so many un-needed partitions just clutzing the system up and to what gain a nano second or so somewhere is it really worth all the hassle of setting up i dont think so .

What form of real time super computing are you doing that makes you think a nano second here and ther are that important ? ..

Most Reiserfs problems that i have had have been down to faulty hardware cheap hard disk construction not meant to run 24/7 as these boxes here do hardware manafacturers have got the windBloZe state of mind these days boot the system type a letter shut the system down need to do another letter reboot the system .

Pete .

There are periods of historical note, see my post mentioning "Fallacies becoming Best Practice", burning of witches and the time when no good doctor was without an ample supply of leeches.
The practice of slicing and dicing came into being when hard drives were so small that it was necessary to have a number of small drives, each mimicing a curent day partition, in order to get work done, unfortunately it set a mentality to forever needed small disks. I came into the industry when huge drive sizes were 1 Meg, that was 37 years ago this month, so I must be like the first doctors that "wrongly" thought leeches didn't do anything cure patients' illnesses.
No one has ever given me a reasoned argument to demonstrate why the arrangement below is an exposure in Linux or Solaris (a conclusion Sun eventually came to some years ago), though I'm not saying other over convoluted models don't work, except I don't have to care about small partitions running out of space unless I fire up kcalc on another box and do the sums specific to my local needs with 4 Linux boxes with openSUSE, 1 with Kubuntu and 1 Solaris 10 SPARC box up 24/7, 2 other Linux boxes waiting to be redeployed (perhaps as a baby cluster) after redecoration is done.

# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       29300   235352218+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2           29301       30401     8843782+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

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