Re: udev and /usr
Bjørn Mork wrote:
Personally I really can't see why these addons (usb-db,pci-db) are so
important. Nobody has demonstrated a usecase for them. Yet you make it
sound like there is no choice at all, but to include them in udev.
Seconded. The Debian 5 system I just built (2.6.29 kernel from
backports) has the files mentioned under /usr/share linked to /var/lib
as described; /, /usr and /var/lib are all separate filesystems and it
boots just dandy. Is there anything in these files that's actually
needed before we get to the point where /usr can be assumed to have
mounted, barring major errors? If so, what?
Personally it'd be a nuisance if I can't put /usr onto a separate
partition, and a major headache if I can't split /var off - there're
spools and databases and all sorts of things in there where if something
runs away I'd rather it ran just that filesystem out of space rather
than killing the whole server. But, I'm looking at servers where all
that's required are discs and network. Could it be any additional ids
required are for more "exotic" hardware unlikely to be encountered in
such a scenario? If it were the case that for some "exotics" you have to
have bits of /usr and /var on the same partition as / I guess that would
Just a thought.
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