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From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:11:03 -0700
On 3/11/12 10:33 AM, William Hubbs wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 07:28:41PM -0800, Luca Barbato wrote:
>> On 3/10/12 6:53 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
>>> neither the genkernel nor dracut docs have specific instructions about
>>
>> I guess we could pour more effort in getting dracut more easy to use
>> and/or try to figure out which are the items that should be moved to /
>> and fix the remaining ones...
>
> I highly discourage moving more things to /.  If you google for things
> like, "case for usr merge", "understanding bin split", etc, you will
> find much information that is very enlightening about the /usr merge and
> the reasons for the /bin, /lib, /sbin ->  /usr/* split.

Our current init system doesn't have any problem with /usr being mounted 
later, but udev might have issues.

Same could be said about bluez and dbus.

> I'll start another thread about this farely soon, but for now I'll say
> that even though Fedora is a strong advocate of the /usr merge, it
> didn't start there. Solaris started this 15 years ago, and I think it
> would be a good thing for gentoo to implement the /usr merge at some
> point to make us more compatible with other unixes. Another thing to add
> is that it appears that at least Fedora and Debian are doing this.

Hurd got it first if I recall correctly. But hurd is a bit fringe I'd say.

lu



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