[lfs-support] Brand new and confused. Mostly about the 7.5 book.
delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Mon Mar 31 00:17:10 PDT 2014
On Sun, 2014-03-30 at 18:14 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:
> > /usr : A separate /usr is a very old idea. Useful if you are on a
> > network where /usr is an nfs mount shared by several machines. I'm
> > sure there are other use cases, but I can't think of any at the
> > moment. For most of us, giving /usr on its own filesystem makes no
> > sense.
> We still support the capability, although I agree that it's not very
> common any more. I haven't done it in many years.
I think it made sense back when disk was more expensive... when a
gigabyte was a crazy-big number. But now, when a full desktop weighs in
at about 1% of the capacity of the cheapest disk? Not so much...
Much easier to use some kind of imaging process now, if you need a bunch
of identical machines...
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