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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