Subject: Re: /etc/rc.d/ runs slowsly
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/12/2000 16:34:54
In message <>, Greg A. Woods writes:
>Actually I didn't say that -- I just quoted it (and I thought I had
>given attribution for it, but if not, sorry...).  I think the proper
>attribution goes to Peter Seebach.


>There were indeed some ports of AT&T SysVr4 that didn't boot "cleanly"
>if /usr wasn't on the root filesystem.  I seem to remember being
>impressed with Amiga Unix in that it could do useful things, including
>access the network and maybe even mount NFS partitions, without /usr

Yes.  But you couldn't have /usr separate from /, because some crucial
shared libs were in /usr/lib, and the system couldn't unmount /usr (because
it was busy).