A quick and easy performance improvement
Alex Neuman van der Hans
alex at nkpanama.com
Wed Jul 26 19:01:31 IST 2006
Richard Lynch wrote:
> I think you're right. Is it uncommon to have / and /var on different
> partitions? The sysadmins here argue for separate partitions because
> it lessons the likely hood of the rootfs filling up. They say that it
> can hose your system to the point that you can't even logon to fix
> it. So, we split / and /var (and others). I think all of our unix
> systems are that way. Is this a bad practice?
> -- Rich
It isn't. It's just *traditional*. You could set up processes that let
you know *beforehand* that your rootfs is getting filled up.
And you can always log on using a rescue CD, unless it's impractical for
geographic reasons, for example.
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