"dbus in single-user mode?" alias "/usr over bluetooth?"

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Wed Feb 13 18:14:41 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 12:58 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 12:13:51PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > Its defined in the LSB, its a long tradition and its very useful.
> > 
> > Separate /usr is different from local / and network /usr. One is fairly
> > useful, one is becoming more and more pointless over time.
> Actually I would say the reverse. The imaginative are finding it very
> very useful because you can fit the rest of the system on flash and the /usr
> partition over the network either by NFS or GFS2.
> That is *very* useful as it gives you local storage, local CPU and no rotating
> noise generators.

We already end up having to support a lot of what's needed to do things
like this in the initramfs for / on iSCSI or NFS.  And then you just
boot off the flash and get all of the advantages but none of the
annoyances that dealing with a /usr-not-on-/ entails


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