[linux-audio-user] Appropriate Directory Structure

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Thu Feb 3 14:27:25 EST 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 13:39 -0600, Jan Depner wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 11:50, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 14:27 -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).  For our systems at work (and my home
> > > systems) I usually partition the main drive as follows:
> > 
> > Since around RH9 or FC1, Red Hat does not do this anymore.  By default
> > you get one huge root partition.  Really, partitioning up a single disk
> > for /home and /var and /usr stopped making sense when disks got really
> > huge a few years ago.
> > 
>     Cool.  I didn't know since I quit taking their partition advice when
> they started doing it like SunOS (before Solaris) used to do it.

Well it makes sense in the days where you had a busy server with a 9GB
disk, where a partition filling up before anyone notices it is a real
possibility.  With hundreds of gigs of disk on an entry level server
these days, it would take real sysadmin incompetence for that to happen.


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