John H. Robinson, IV
jhriv at ucsd.edu
Thu Aug 16 09:21:07 PDT 2001
On Wed, Aug 15, 2001 at 10:16:23PM -0700, David Rees wrote:
> Since generally /boot is a small partition (all of mine are right around
> 10MB) and reiserfs reserves 32MB for it's journal, reiserfs isn't the best
> filesystem for small partitions. I recommend keeping /boot on ext2, and
> then moving / to reiserfs.
since a seperate /boot partition is deprecated with the GRUB and newer
LILO boot loaders (ie: 1024 is a thing of the past) i do not maintain a
seperate /boot partition.
when i did have a seperate /boot, mine were 3 to 5MB is size. i could
still fit about 5 kernels in there.
if you do have a seperate /boot partition, and it is ext2, i would
recomend keeping it mounted r/o. this way you do not have to worry at
all abut corrupted filesystems in case of a power outage, or otherwise
how often do you need to write to /boot anyway? only when
upgrading a kernel, and then a ``mount -o remount,rw /boot'' is
not all that hard.
> Personally, I don't trust reiserfs 100% (Give me a couple more kernel
> revisions, maybe by 2.4.10) for mission critical situations yet
i do not trust 2.4.x for mission critical.
but i am a big reiserfs fan.
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