A quick and easy performance improvement
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Wed Jul 26 19:36:41 IST 2006
Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
> 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.
Too true! It dates back to when disks were 100Mb and your logs were
likely to fill your entire disk in a week if left alone. I've just spent
the day setting up a system with 5.0 Tbytes (yes, T) of disk. Do I
bother partitioning it up so /var/log can't fill my /, no.
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