[Steve Langasek] > Given the reality of /lib, is there any need for a separate /usr/lib? > > The principle is the same: /lib is used only for the minimal system > required for booting, and everything else should go in /usr/lib. > /run should be used only for junk that needs to be stored early in > the boot sequence, and everything else should go in /var/run. /var/run is *tiny*. In fact on my system it's close to 4 orders of magnitude smaller than /usr/lib. I know why /usr isn't assumed to be on the root filesystem, and it's not at all related to why a /run ramfs that has to exist anyway might be inappropriate for /var/run.
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