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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
Subject: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:16:10 -0400
On 03/13/2012 07:54, James Broadhead wrote:

> On 13 March 2012 01:22, Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o> wrote:
>> We should be working to getting rid of /usr and bring it all back into /,
>> then create temporary /usr symlinks to point programs in the right
>> direction.  After all, /usr was originally for user data, not system data,
>> until someone cooked up /home (I don't know the full exact history here, so
>> feel free to correct me).
>>
> 
> I believe that the Art of Unix Programming* says that /usr was the
> result of the original UNIX 4MB hard disk becoming full, and that they
> chose /usr to mount a second one. Every definition since then has been
> an attempt to justify preserving the split.


Sounds like how a lot of UNIXy things came into being.  This is why I think
/usr should be merged back into /, not the other way around.  Although, both
approaches essentially achieve the same effect in the end, once you move
/etc and a few other bits, then point the kernel at "/usr".

-- 
Joshua Kinard
Gentoo/MIPS
kumba@g.o
4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28

"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us.  And
our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."

--Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic

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