[Gllug] Grub on lvm

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 7 12:05:37 UTC 2009

2009/1/7 - Tethys <tethys at gmail.com>

> Naturally not. But it seems I come from a bygone era when people
> still believed in avoiding unnecessary bloat. I felt (and indeed
> still feel) that a 500MB root filesystem should be more than enough.
> After all, a root filesystem should contain only what is necessary
> to boot the system, and repair it if things go wrong. Hell, even
> the FHS agrees with me on that -- indeed it explicitly says that it is
> a goal to try and keep the root filesystem as small as reasonably
> possible. Sadly, those developing modern distributions seem to
> have different ideas :-(

Agree with you there.
In fact, I'm sitting in a performance tuning class at the moment - we're
discussing filesystems.

Let's take var as an example - lets say you are running a n NNTP server or a
mail server.
You want var on a separate filesystem - probably on a different controller,
and certainly  laid out in a different fashion.

Root filesystems - you want two small(ish) mirrored disks.
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