Re: Partition size
On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 04:10:00PM +0000, Chris Lale wrote:
> Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> > On my 40 GB drive, I went with:
> > / 1 GB
> > swap 1/2 GB
> > /opt 2 GB
> > /usr 8 GB
> > /var 4 GB
> > /home 24 GB
> I read in the Debian installation manual (v.3.0.24, 24th May 2002
> section 6.4) that partitions greater than about 6Gb should be avoided.
> Does anyone know if this true? If so, why?
They're a bit of a pain with ext2 because they'll take geological time
to fsck if the system ever shuts down uncleanly. With a journalling
filesystem there should be no problem.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]