termcap under single luser
Matthew D. Fuller
fullermd at over-yonder.net
Tue Aug 5 01:53:00 UTC 2008
On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 11:11:30PM +0900 I heard the voice of
Tod McQuillin, and lo! it spake thus:
> A somewhat unconventional approach to this is to install
> /usr/share/misc/termcap into the root filesystem, normally
> underneath and hidden by the /usr mount, but visible again in the
> case where /usr is not mounted.
Actually, I take a different approach, in that I no longer separate /
and /usr on new system setups. I couldn't come up with any good
reason not to. There's no space-wise reason anymore, not for several
decades. Access patterns are pretty much the same.
The most persuasive reason is to be more sure that / is good, even if
/usr gets screwed up. But how can it get screwed up? Random hard
drive failure? Just as likely to hit anywhere. Crash-caused
corruption? Not really a concern unless you're writing. And I don't
write /usr more often than I write /; in fact, FAR less often. About
the only time /usr gets touched is during installworld; / gets tweaked
all the time what with /etc.
/usr/local? /var? /tmp? Sure, they're all off somewhere else. But
I'm long out of good, or even not-so-good, reasons to keep / and /usr
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fullermd at over-yonder.net
Systems/Network Administrator | http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/
On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.
More information about the freebsd-current