Subject: Re: major hier(7) overhauls?
To: None < (NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/23/1998 19:50:28
On Sun, 20 Dec 1998 01:23:57 -0500 (EST)  Greg A. Woods wrote:

> As some of you know my favourite "major overhaul" would be to eliminate
> /usr and move the system entirely back into one self-consistent,
> single-level, hierarchy.  We no longer need to split the system over
> separate disk packs, not because of size, not because of speed, not even
> because of reliability and robustness.

i386 BIOS boot limitations?

I ran into that one yesterday, but sysinst nicely reminded me I was
playing with fire.  I have been putting /usr in the root filesystem,
but with X11R6 and src getting quite large I think I'll go back to
having a separate /usr.