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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Fri, 08 May 2009, David Weinehall wrote:
> >         No. But we do leave /usr read-only the rest of the time, which
> >  is often 99.999% of the time. A separate /usr is required for this.
> Uhm, no?
> mount --bind /usr /usr

First, you'd need a RO bind mount (yes, it exists, but your command
doesn't do it).  Second, the filesystem is still RW, so it gains you
very little as far as data safety goes.

A separate /usr *is* the way to go if you don't want any writes in
that filesystem 99.9% of the time (i.e. when you're not doing an

  "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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