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From: Richard Yao <ryao@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:03:45 -0400
On 03/14/12 14:56, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 11:36 AM, Maxim Kammerer wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 19:58, Matthew Summers
>> <quantumsummers@g.o> wrote:
>>> Why is an in-kernel initramfs so bad anyway? I am baffled. Its quite
>>> nice to have a minimal recovery env in case mounting fails, etc, etc,
>>> etc.
>>
>> There is nothing bad about initramfs. I think that you are misreading
>> the arguments above.
> 
> Whatever the arguments may be, the whole discussion boils down to the
> fact that the only people who seem to have a "problem" are those that
> have a separate /usr partition and simultaneously refuse to use an
> initramfs.

I do not have a separate /usr partition, however I agree with Joshua
Kinard's stance regarding the /usr move. The point of having a separate
/usr was to enable UNIX to exceed the space constraints that a 1.5MB
hard disk placed on rootfs. As far as I know, we do not support a 1.5MB
rootfs so it would make sense to deprecate the practice of having things
that belong in / in /usr directory, as opposed to making /usr into a new /.

Deprecation of this practice would mean that people could type
/bin/command instead of /usr/bin/command in situations where absolute
paths are necessary. We could symlink things in /usr to rootfs for
compatibility with legacy software. In a more extreme case, we could
symlink /usr to /, which would make plenty of sense given that we do not
need a separate /usr at all.

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Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
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-- William Hubbs
Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- James Broadhead
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Duncan
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Philip Webb
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Maxim Kammerer
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
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-- Matthew Summers
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Maxim Kammerer
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