[CentOS] heads up: /boot space on kernel upgrade

Sat Feb 13 20:19:58 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Sat, February 13, 2016 5:57 am, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Devin Reade wrote:
>> I have a CentOS 6 machine that was initially installed as CentOS 6.4
>> in May of 2013.  It's /boot filesystem is 200M which, IIRC, was the
>> default /boot size at the time.
> As a matter of interest, is there any advantage today
> in having a /boot partition?
> I thought it went back to the days when the boot-loader
> had to be near the beginning of the disk?

It is interesting to observe how perceptions are changing over time.
Decade or two ago we were partitioning small then drives (thus loosing
some of the space) just to separate regular users from those places vital
for secure and reliable running of the system. Security. There days I bet
there will be multiple experts who will bag me to death if I will try to
offer any pro partitioning argument. This is just a very interesting (for
me) observation.


Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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