Rich Freeman on 3 Nov 2011 11:27:59 -0700

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [PLUG] /bin and /sbin

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Sean M. Collins <> wrote:
> Ah - FreeBSD's layout traditionally is with /usr as separate partition.
> Never assume your partitions will always be readable, let alone
> writable. As long as your root partition mounts you're in business in
> FreeBSD.

Well, that was certainly true on linux as well until recently.  The
problem is that more and more stuff is moving to userspace (basically
part of the general move to make linux less monolithic).  As that
happens everything gets more and more intertwined.

If your devices are relatively simple just about any linux distro
today will work just fine with /usr on a separate partition.  The
problem is that this apparently is already starting to break with more
exotic configurations (bluetooth devices being one of them).

As you've said this isn't anything that hasn't already been solved
before - it is just that the old solutions are being questioned.

Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
Announcements -
General Discussion  --