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Re: why are there /bin and /usr/bin...

On 16/08/2010 14:00, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] "Perry E. Metzger" 
> | In the embedded space, which I know a lot about, it is true that the
> | root FS is on flash or other expensive media -- but it isn't like /usr
> | is on cheaper media in such an environment, it is always part of the
> | root fs anyway, so it makes no difference.
> Take a look at the N900 where most of the user-installed applications
> are on /home (well, /opt, but that's a symlink to /opt/home), which is a
> 32GB eMMC flash, while the root file system is a 256MB NAND flash, which
> is vastly more expensive.  So while the situation you are describing
> might be common, it's not always true.

To be honest, I'm not sure the N900 /opt debacle is really to be taken
as an example. (and / and /usr are basically on the same media, when it
comes to boot)


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