Resizing disk labels

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Nov 25 15:39:46 PST 2003

> At 07:42 AM 11/25/2003, Konrad Heuer wrote:
> >3) Try to identify subdirectories containing a lot of data within the
> >    filesystem which is too small, move them by mv to a filesystem with
> >    enough free space and symlink them back (ln -s) to the old location.
> >    But do not move the whole /etc directory from the root to another
> >    filesystem!
> Newbie question here. Is the reason you don't suggest mv then ln -s for 
> /etc because it is accessed very frequently so it would incur the most 
> overhead to make this choice?

No.   It is because it is necessary to have /etc stuff there
in times such as single user when only the root (/) filesystem
is/can be mounted.  So, if it was stuck somewhere else it would
be a problem.


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