Re: Stuff the installer does which isn't done on upgrade....
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com> writes:
> So upgraded systems don't get the benefits of certain changes to the installer's
> defaults, or defaults in programs used by the installer.
> I first thought of this when I noticed the change in the default tuning for
> ext2 partitions created by mke2fs. Notably, dir_index and filetype are turned
> on by default now; this was not always the case. You used to need to put /proc
> and /sys in your fstab, but it's unneeded and silly now. There are probably
> other changes like this floating around. For instance, if we switch to mounting a
> tmpfs over /tmp in the installer, that will probably end up being another one.
For dir_index you have to take the FS offline, tune2fs and fsck it or
you totaly corrupt it.
As for /tmp being tmpfs that should be optional and the default should
consider the amount of ram available. All low-mem cases will most
likely not want tmpfs.