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

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 09:24:33PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
The Debian initramfs of my sid system is 10 MB, while the one from my

My / (testing) is 193M, so I guess, I have much more „emergency” programs available than you. The last time I was trapped within a initramfs, the available programs were useless for me, so I booted with a Knoppix DVD.

Getting all the programs in the initramfs would probably make it bigger than my /boot.

Beside the initramfs is not a normal partition you can mount with a rescue DVD. So a broken initramfs is harder to fix.

I don’t see any advantage in mixing / and /usr.

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.

Most of my systems don’t use initramfs and have / and /usr on different file systems. I am no interested in changing this good tradition.
So please don’t break other people’s setup.

Shade and sweet water!


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