DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Partition naming conventions
:Well 128 MB leaves enough space for a backup kernel with modules, but not
:Another advantage of having /news and /var/spool is to allow smaller
:block sizes since those filesystem tend to have mostly very small files
:and that's why many Linux NNTP admin tend to prefer ReiserFS :)
Heh. Not so much any more... at least I hope not. Diablo and INN both
consolidate multiple articles. There are still lots of files, e.g.
in Diablo typically one file per day holding all postings plus two
files per newsgroup, but not as many as the original INN.
But, yes, another reason often cited is so the filesystem on particular
partitions can be special-purpose tuned.