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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 08:17:25PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
Debian systems without an initramfs already represent an uncommon case;

Are you sure about this? How many server systems have/need an initramfs (think about VMs like XEN DomU)? How many of them are using the big Debian kernel instead of their own with certain options turned on/off (e.g. without IPv6, with certain iptables filters, with HyperV support)?

All admins I know have at least some servers with custom kernels (in the past it was said, to build your firewall/server kernels without module support, so that no rootkit module could be loaded). Most of these admins have /usr separated from /.

Should all these admins start repartitioning their systems or fiddle with initramfs?

We can do this with new systems, yes, but not with the old ones.

Shade and sweet water!


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