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Re: rootfs

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 08:09:24PM +0100, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
> > > /dev/mapper/debian-usr   4,6G  1,2G    3,2G  28% /usr  
> > 
> > There's no real need to have /usr separate from /
> > You could potentially merge the two.
> Unless you follow the installer, best practice and the Filesystem
> Hiearchical Standard then no not at all.
> Don't believe opinion as fact just because it's on a server hosted by
> freedesktop.org. Rusty Russel and the FHS is a more authoritative (and
> correct) source, I suggest you read it.

I am, as a matter of fact, subscribed to the FHS list.  If you read
the specification, you'll see that it does not in any way require
/usr to be a *mountpoint*; it can be located on the root filesystem
without any problems.  It's actually the default partitioning method.

Do you have any concrete reasons to have /usr separate from / ?

It may be instructive to read
and the rest of the thread it is in.

Also note that in jessie, I plan to mount /usr in the initramfs
(the patches are already written) and to deprecate a separate
/usr.  This will make /usr available from before init starts
(the immediate goal), and potential unification of / and /usr
further down the line (jessie+1 or later).


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