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Re: /usr/lib vs /usr/libexec

Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> writes:

> On Wednesday 11 May 2005 01:39, Goswin von Brederlow 
> <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
>> / on lvm is a major pain in case of error and if you already need a
>> seperate / partition adding another for /boot is a bit stupid.
> / on LVM allows for snapshot backups which are the most convenient method of 
> backup.

Except that the kernel freezes the device because the DM lock and
device node updating deadlock.

Might work with udev or devfs, haven't tried that.

>> >> - /usr can be easily network (shared accross the same arch) mounted
>> >> while / (due to /etc) can't
>> >
>> > Why is this desirable in the days of large disks?  There is no machine
>> > for which I am responsible which has a disk space issue other than my
>> > laptop. None of my machines has /usr taking any significant portion of
>> > the disk space.
>> I have two recently bought systems without disk. Just a small flash to
>> boot from. Those mips based wireless and dsl routers from linksys and
>> similar are very popular as well as meshcubes.
> How much storage do the wireless and DSL routers have?
> Flash devices up to 1G in size are quite common nowadays.  Distributions that 
> can work with 32M of storage are still available (Familiar is one example).

16-64MB depending on model.

Adding a big usb stick or CF card for /usr makes a very nice and quite


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