Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?
This one time, at band camp, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>Jameie Wilkinson wrote:
>>This one time, at band camp, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>>>I only have two directories in /var/ that appear in /. I have somewhat
>>>more in /tmp than I do in /var/tmp, and more in /lib than I do in
>>>/var/lib. Am I missing your point here?
>>/bin - boottime version of /usr/bin
>>/lib - boottime version of /usr/lib
>>/root - (gratuitous, I know) boottime version of /home
>The /usr and / distinction is clearly demarked, with / containing things
>that would otherwise be in /usr but are required to boot. The /var and /
>distinction is entirely different. The primary reason to have /var on a
>separate partition is because /var is the most likely filesystem to fill
>up under normal usage.
>>>Mountall is called early in the boot sequence. I can't see anything in
>>>my startup that ought to be storing runtime state that happens before
>>>that. A network mounted /var is a special case, not normal booting.
>>What about a separate partition /var, which is a quite normal case?
>When would you need to run something that keeps state before being able
>to mount another partition?
mount doesn't use /etc/mtab to keep state?