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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:05:16
Message-Id: 4F616BA0.7060309@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! by Richard Yao
On 03/14/2012 02:05 PM, Richard Yao wrote:
> How did RedHat justify that lack of conformity that resulted from moving > everything into /usr in the first place?
Does it really matter? What people in the separate-/usr-without-initramfs camp really want is continued support for the "/ is a self-contained boot disk that is independent of /usr" use case, because without such support, the separate-/usr-without-initramfs approach that they're accustomed to becomes impossible. The /usr merge [1] can be viewed as just one of many signs of a widespread shift away from supporting the heavy burden of the "/ is a self-contained boot disk that is independent of /usr" use case. [1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/TheCaseForTheUsrMerge -- Thanks, Zac