Subject: Re: Q: file systems & sizes
To: VaX#n8 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 03/02/1999 07:57:28
On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, VaX#n8 wrote:
: What kind of partition sizes and schemes are people using?
: Another BSD suggests / swap /usr /var /tmp /var/tmp /home, possibly also
: /usr/local and /usr/X11R6.
Production box: /, /usr, /home (only because it's a separate disk), and MFS
/tmp. /var/tmp is a symlink to /tmp.
Home development machines - NFS server: /, MFS /tmp. /var/tmp is a symlink
Clients: /, NFS /usr (only if / is a local disk), MFS /var. /tmp is a
symlink to /var/tmp. MFS /var is populated in /etc/netstart.local.
These days I find more than a couple partitions `overkill', even on `big'
disks. The sysadmin at work partitioned the disk on my workstation to six
partitions plus swap on an 800MB disk; I nearly beat him over the head, and
repartitioned it to just / and swap.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)