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

Mon Feb 15 19:12:35 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Mon, February 15, 2016 1:00 pm, Ricardo J. Barberis wrote:
> El Sábado 13/02/2016, Valeri Galtsev escribió:
>> On Sat, February 13, 2016 2:50 pm, John R Pierce wrote:
>> > On 2/13/2016 12:19 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> >> 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.
>> >
>> > I still like making /home its own file system, and if I'm running a
>> > substantial (non-trivial) database server, it also has its own volume,
>> > quite likely on its own raid.
>> John, you made my day! It is so wonderful to know I'm not the only one
>> who
>> still does this!
> Well, I though this was standard practice, at least for severs.
> At work we usually set several partitions (/boot, /, /opt, /var,
> /var/lib/mysql, /tmp, /home, /home/backup) depending on the use case.

It is so great to hear that! I was shushed a few times by modern experts -
I bet on this list too - about following ancient practices and having more
than just / partition... so I felt myself as a relic dinosaur, and just
kept doing it and kept quiet about that. It nice to be back in a good big
company of other like myself ;-)


Valeri Galtsev
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