Re: Single root filesystem evilness decreasing in 2010? (on workstations)
thib put forth on 2/27/2010 8:18 PM:
> Usually I never ask myself whether I should organize my disks into
> separate filesystems or not. I just think "how?" and I go with a cool
> layout without thinking back - LVM lets us correct them easily anyway.
> I should even say that I believed a single root filesystem on a system
> was "a first sign" (you know what I mean ;-).
All of that talk and gyration over a workstation disk layout? You never did
mention what the primary application usage is on this machine, which should
be a factor in how you set it up. If you're an email warrior, what damn
difference does it make, and why bother with LVM on a workstation? What
size is the new disk?
Here's a safe bet, even with grub(2):
swap 4GB may never need it, but u have plenty of disk
/boot 100MB ext2 safe call, even if grub(2) doesn't need a /boot
/ 40GB ext2/3 journal may eliminate mandatory check interval
/var up2u ext2 sequential write/read, journal unnecessary
/home up2u xfs best performance for all file sizes and counts
*You may trust ext4 at this point, but I, and many others don't. xfs beats
ext4 in every category, so why bother with ext4?
If you have a 500GB, 750GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB disk, leave the freak'n bulk of
it unallocated until you actually need it. This rule alone eliminates much
of the vacillation you are currently experiencing WRT "Omg what am I ever
going to do with all this disk?!"