Subject: Re: mount question
To: Scott Aaron Bamford <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/2000 12:53:48
On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 11:32:41PM +0100, Scott Aaron Bamford wrote:
> I was looking over the man pages for the various mount_* that we have and i
> have some questions (i'm soon to repartion my system which is why i was
> looking).
> 1) Is mount_lfs stable enough for everyday/production use?

I use it every day on my home system, but there are still a few bugs that
could hurt on a production system I think (the system goes fool when the
filesystem is full for example).

> 2) I have the dirs
> cryptosrc-intl
> doc
> pkgsrc
> src
> xsrc
> on one file system and the rest of the /usr under a differnt filesystem. How
> would anyone recomend i it up so all these dirs apear under /usr as well as
> usrs current dirs (i though mount_union would do it but the man page descrouaged
> me)? and is it worth doing or is a mount on /usr/source with symlinks the `best'
> solution? (mount_null could be used on each dir, but then your talking quite a
> few mountpoints).

Symlinks are fine, but you don't need these; at last src and pkgsrc are
fully relocatable.

Manuel Bouyer <>