[Gllug] ext3 filesystem suddenly full

- Tethys tethys at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 10:53:03 UTC 2007

On 6/22/07, Geo <caparo.g at gmail.com> wrote:

>  A rule of thumb used to be 70Mb for /, split the rest of the disk /etc = 25%
> and divide the rest betwen /var & /home and pref /home on a second disc.

You appear to be advocating putting /etc on a separate filesystem,
which is sheer lunacy. Without /etc mounted, how is the boot process
supposed to find /etc/fstab to know that it needs to mount /etc?
Unless you have a second /etc/fstab (and any other files that might be
needed early in the boot process) on your root filesystem as well, but
then you're screwed if you need to modify it once /etc is mounted over
the top of it. Bind mounting your root fs elsewhere, would let you get
at it, I suppose, but that's icky.

I'd also put /usr on a separate filesystem. That way you can mount it readonly.


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