Is it appropriate to mount /var and /usr on ext2fs partition ?

andrew clarke mail at
Fri Jun 25 11:47:35 UTC 2010

On Thu 2010-06-24 18:36:13 UTC-0700, zaxis (z_axis at wrote:

> /dev/ad4s8 on /media/G (ext2fs, local)
> The /dev/ad4s8 is an empty partition. Now i want to move /var and /usr to
> it. Do i need to format /dev/ad4s8 to UFS ?

I would reformat it as UFS unless you plan on dual-booting Linux on
the same machine.

You can use the -U argument with the newfs command to enable
softupdates.  AFAIK the default is off.  Alternatively you can use
tunefs to do this after you run newfs, but before you mount it.

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