[PC-BSD Dev] Subject: Re: 9.0 Recommendation: partitioning

Andrei Kolu antik at pcbsd.org
Sun Sep 26 21:32:11 PDT 2010

2010/9/26 Roger Marquis <marquis at roble.com>:
> Andrei Kolu wrote:
>> In case of power failure during some write operations your filesystem
>> would be inconsistent, that means after restart your filesystem(s)
>> would be READ-ONLY. Now imagine that you got single / partition and
>> can't start fsck placed in /stand, you have to start your system from
>> livecd or something and hope that your partition scheme is not ruined.
> Journalling is a better protection against boot-time fsck.  At the very
> least ufs with soft-updates should be the default filesystem.
> But what Andrei is advocating here is a read-only root.  That is not the
> default now and, to the best of my knowledge nobody is seriously
> advocating that as a PC-BSD default.  To create a read-only root you'd
> need to partition at least /tmp, /usr, and /var, and that would create
> more issues than it would solve because:

I am not advocating read-only root here- I said that after failure
your system would boot up in RO mode and you have to fsck and remount
all filesystems by himself. With single partition I am not sure you
are able to start anything at all.


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