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Re: [opensuse-factory] ANNOUNCE: transactional updates for Tumbleweed
Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
On Mon, Jan 23, Ludwig Nussel wrote:

Thorsten Kukuk wrote:

Same problem for all other subvolumes like /var/log, /var/spool,

I wonder if we should also rethink the subvolume layout a bit while
we are at it. Maybe instead of creating lots of separate volumes,
/var itself needs to become a subvolume?

That was my very first idea, but is not possible because of /var/lib/rpm.
The RPM database has to stay on the root subvolume.

May sound heretical but it could be moved to /usr :-) /usr will be
rw during package installation (ie when the rpmdb needs to be modified)
and can be ro otherwise.
If we think of /usr as the location where the operating system is,
then it could be argued that the index of things that are part of the
operating system also belongs there.


(o_ Ludwig Nussel
SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imendörffer, Jane Smithard,
Graham Norton, HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg)
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