On 09/19/2011 07:17, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On 19 September 2011 16:07, Joshua Kinard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Yes, but some of us don't even want to have that initramfs built into our
>> kernels. And no one, other than freedesktop.org* and a few people on
>> linux-hotplug-devel*, said everything belongs in /usr. FHS clearly defines
>> the roles for /, /bin, /sbin, /lib*, /usr, /var, /home, /tmp and the virtual
>> fses. Plus others.
>> Really, MacOS's filesystem layout is not something anyone in their right
>> mind should deign to mimic/copy.
> I didn't get that from either of the links you posted. Seems to me the
> systemd developers are looking at the split as a host-specific / vs
> host-independent /usr.
Kay Sievers writes:
> What's not needed today is stuff in /. We can think of /usr a /System.
> The entire system is installed in one single directory, and that can
> be mounted r/o, or even shared between many hosts/guest. The stuff on
> the rootfs is always host-only then.
It is from this that I derive the concept of a few folks wanting everything
in /usr, as-if to brand /usr the new / (where the 'old' / has just directory
stubs and a few symlinks, maybe some minor bits in /etc). That's also where
my Mac comment stems from, in that /System hides most of the details of the
BSD-nature of MacOS X, and tries to dissuade the user from ever having to go
Host-specific / and host-independent /usr is not itself a bad idea. I can
envision quite a few useful scenarios for this. But on a single box, why?
And for those of us with differing architectures, how would this add any
benefit? Is this more of a detail for future RHEL releases (since Fedora is
a type of proving ground for RH) so that sysadmins have an easier time
managing them? Nothing wrong with it, but it needs to be a configurable
choice by the end-user.
I'll admit I may not be as informed as I oughta to be, but what I have read
indicates that some people think this is the direction to go in, for various
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