Unifying partitions (was: cvs commit: src/sys/conf kern.post.mk)

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Thu Sep 15 01:18:32 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-Sep-14 18:39:40 +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
>I agree though that what current and past state of the art has supported 
>is narrowing our thinking.  If we were using a system like AFS ...

AdvFS is also good at this.  Without a SAN backend, it's really nice
to be able to migrate data from a 4GB disk to a 36GB disk without any
outage.  It would be _really_ nice if someone managed to implement the
equivalent of addvol and rmvol in UFS.

On Thu, 2005-Sep-15 09:42:28 +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>partition.  But most people create a separate /var, usually too big or
>too small, because that's the way it's done.

I've found the requirements on /var have increased significantly over time.

>Note also that in this case, an alternative to a separate partition is
>to set up quotas.  Not that I do that, either.

It's still useful to be able to segregate highly volatile data from
relatively stable data.  Mostly read-only root filesystem is far
more likely to survive a serious melt-down.

Peter Jeremy

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