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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Tue, 05 May 2009, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> I know that Debian supports this, but I also know that maintaning
> forever large changes to packages for no real gain sucks.

I wonder what these are, and I hope you will start a separate thread with
that information.

> So, does anybody still see reasons to continue supporting a standalone
> /usr?

Yes.  We use that mode in _ALL_ servers.  We keep it read-only except while
applying security updates.  This means it *never* gets hosed by crashes, and
it is less vulnerable to accidental damage.

/ is also protected, using different strategies: it has to be read-write if
you want to keep sane right now, so we have in / only /root, /boot, /etc,
/bin and /sbin, plus mountpoints.  These almost never change, so the
filesystem is rarely modified.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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