Resizing disk labels
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Wed Nov 26 07:06:48 PST 2003
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:39:33PM -0500, Jerry McAllister typed:
> > >
> > > 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.
> Worse, the system won't even boot multiuser without /etc in the
> root partition. /etc/rc is run when / is all there is. /etc/fstab
> is read in order to see what other filesystems are to be mounted.
It just seemed such an obvious no-no that it has never occurred
to me to even try it to see what collapses.
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