[linux-audio-user] Appropriate Directory Structure

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Feb 3 14:32:26 EST 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 00:06, Allan Wind wrote:
> On 2005-02-02T14:27:06-0600, Jan Depner wrote:
> > I tend to dislike partitioning into a bunch of small pieces like Red Hat
> > defaults to.  The reason being that you will eventually run out of space
> > in /tmp or /home or /usr or wherever you don't think you're going to run
> > out of space (see Murphy's law).
> Check out LVM or EVM.

    LVM can be bad news.  I was using a logical volume manager under
HP-UX in the olden days and it can be a bitch to recover from errors. 
Maybe things have changed recently though.

> > For our systems at work (and my home
> > systems) I usually partition the main drive as follows:
> > 
> > /boot 100MB
> > /     10000MB (I load everything on the distribution which leaves me
> > about 4 GB of slop space for /tmp and a growing /usr)
> > swap  2-4 GB depending on system memory
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/partition-4.html#number
> is very well written.  Get rid of /boot, separate / and /var,
> /tmp goes on tmpfs in linux 2.6.  swap is max memory you will
> use.  Is 2 * physical memory still sound advice?
    It should be.


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