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Re: [opensuse] Re: [opensuse-factory] The road to systemd for openSUSE 12.1
On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 12:49:10PM -0400, Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:
On 06/20/2011 10:41 AM, Dr. Werner Fink pecked at the keyboard and wrote:


WHY? You don't need /usr on a separate partition anymore.

I'm aware that a separate /usr is only optional. Personal I do not
use a separate /usr partition. Nevertheless I know customers using
such /usr partition to minimize downtime due e.g. file system problems.

Wouldn't it be better to fix the real problem instead?

Hmmm ... one real solution would be that udevd would delay request
for tools located below /usr (like some tools for alsam blutooth
and other tools which are excuted before /usr is mounted) id not
mounted. Also zypper could check if a directory touched by an
rpm is located on a ro mounted partition to temporary remount
this partition rw.

The first approach would avoid the problems which Kay may has seen
as udev maintainer in his bug reports I guess.

The second approach would also support a ro mounted root file
system with some mount points for the remaining rw data.

Hmmm, I'm not speaking about my personal system setup. On my own
privat system I've /, /var, /tmp, /boot, and /home on different
partitions, that is / and /boot on a 64G SSD and the rest on
a 1TB SATA III.

The only directories I see as being beneficial on a separate
partition are the "tmp" directories which can fill a drive rather
quickly if not watched.

Again, this is also you're personal setup just as my personal
setup ... but IMHO we should like not to ignore other setups.

No, this is my personal opinion not how my system is setup.

I only ever use three partitions /(xfs), /boot(ext2) and swap.

I also use ext2 for /boot and xfs for all other partitions.
Nevertheless I prefer partitions with higher I/O load be
located on a harddisk and the more static data (/ including
/usr) to be located on the SSD. Indeed booting with SSD
is extrem fast even with old SystemV init ;)

Werner

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