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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Mon, 11 May 2009, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > 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
> > upgrade).
> A read-only / does the trick just as well. And if you don't want
> writes to /usr you probably don't want writes to /bin or /sbin
> either. So read-only / is really the way to go. Not a strong argument
> for a seperate /usr.

No, RO / is a lot more difficult to pull off (remember: some of us don't
want initrds), while RO /usr is really just a three-char change on fstab
(and if you want apt to remount things automatically, two lines in a config

> The other mount options like nodev or having a different filesystem
> type for /usr are stronger reasons.

They're extra reasons, and strong ones at that, yes.

  "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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