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Re: / vs. /usr vs. fsck(8)

On Oct 12, Reinhard Tartler <siretart@debian.org> wrote:

> On the other hand, Debian has chosen against that and relies on klibc,
> ipconfig, etc. for early userspace and thus, the initramfs. I suspect
> the main motivations behind these decisions were portability and size
> (please correct me and add references).
The Debian initramfs of my sid system is 10 MB, while the one from my
RHEL 6.1 servers is 12 MB. So there is no big difference here.
I still do not believe that portability is an issue, and please remember
that this would not force people to use an initramfs unless they want to
keep /usr on a standalone file system.

SuSE has been doing fsck in the initramfs for ages, probably Red Hat
will do the same.


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