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From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss03@...>
Subject: Re: disk partitioning
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 13:06:19 -0600
On Tuesday 06 February 2007 01:26, Mikko Husari wrote:
> /usr/portage 
> would be on its own partition, and perhaps reiserfs and raid0.

I've not broken it of /usr, but it's not a bad idea.  Using reiserfs is 
highly 
recommended by me, since the tail packing provided by that file system cuts 
down the disk space required by all those small files significantly and it 
still performs quite well.  There's no need for redundancy, so raid-0 is a 
win.

> distfiles should be on a different partition, so it would
> not be in the way of portage itself...

I actually use distfiles mounted over NFS to share with my roommate, and 
putting it on a partition separate from /usr/portage is not a bad idea.

> what about other 
> parts of gentoo/linux. and is journaling filesystem over
> striping raid just asking for trouble?

I don't see why.  I'm using reiserfs for all filesystems 'cept /boot, on 
top 
of LVM, which is backed by one software (mdadm) raid-0 set and one hardware 
(arcmsr) raid-5 set.  (Different mount points are assigned to one set or 
another, depending on the need for redundancy.)  swap is on it's own 
hardware 
(arcmsr) raid-0 set.  /boot is on yet another hardware (arcmsr) raid-6 set.

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