Deinstall software

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun May 31 10:48:32 UTC 2009

>> Your idea won't hurt in single-disk, single-partition case, but this case 
>> is prohibited by other "blind repeat" rule of making lots of partitions.
> I didn't say anything about how file system layout should be mapped to
> disk partitions[*]. Nor do I support the concept of making lots and lots of
> small partitions.  Check the archives: I'm one of the people that regularly
> advocates the 'one big root' style.

I did't tell you said this, just compared the idea of "the only right 
directory layout" with this.

> [*] Although historically there have been bugs with NFS exports making it
> possible to access any files on the same partition, which would make a 
> separate
> partition for /exports a damn good idea.

And this is probably the reason for /exports tradition in Solaris. At 
first - this is solution for some problem, then - it's dumbly repeated 
even if problem doesn't exist any more.

The same with partitioning. In very very old unices with pre-FFS 
filesystem it actually improved performance, speed up checking, improved 
recovery so they did it. Now it no longer gives any adventage in most 
cases, just gives problem of making one partition too small and other too 

Yet - it's dumbly followed as a rule, and explained by repeating the 
reasons that are no longer true for years.

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