/usr/home vs /home

C. P. Ghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Tue Nov 22 13:36:47 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM,  <"Thomas Mueller
<mueller6727"@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> But I don't see any advantage to putting /, /usr, and /var on separate partitions.
> Tom

Regarding separate /usr and /var: the advantage is that you can
keep /usr read-only which is also important for security reasons
since modifying system binaries becomes less easy.

Furthermore, you can NFS share a read-only /usr among many
similar machines, while /var is a per-machine specific read-write


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