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On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:49:00 +0200
Pacho Ramos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am a bit surprised handbook still doesn't suggest people to
> create a separate partition for /usr/portage tree. I remember my
> first Gentoo systems had it inside / and that lead to a lot of
> fragmentation, much slower "emerge -pvuDN world" (I benchmarked it
> when I changed my partitioning scheme to put /usr/portage) separate
> and a lot of disk space lost (I remember portage tree reached
> around 3 GB of disk space while I am now running with 300MB)
> Could handbook suggest people to put /usr/portage on a different
> partition then? The only doubt I have is what filesystem would be
> better for it, in my case I am using reiserfs with tail enabled,
> but maybe you have other different setups.
> Thanks for discussing this :)
not gonna happen, for reasons that SwifT & others already mentioned.
this is the sort of non-simple, non-trivial text/info/instructions
that would be better suited to an "optimizing your FS layout" article
on the gentoo wiki, or similar.