Well, I did mind testing it harder - since I have spare hard disk spaces -
all the testing partitions are duplicated anyway. If the testing seems to
I will still back up any changes to the important data to the original
for a while before I stop doing that. The fact that using XFS as /usr seems
work - that is to say I could boot the machine up, do a gdm login, lauch
and send a e-mail should have gone thru quite some of the XFS logic path....
I would really like to move my home directory there too. But, the easiest
to do it is to move the whole root fs - which does not work. If you could
me what need to be done to get this to work, I will try it. It is a test
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Mostek" <mostek@xxxxxxx>
To: "Tan Pong Heng" <pongheng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: XFS as Root
> You are pushing XFS more than we have internally. We have more development
> yet to do. We don't feel comfortable enough with XFS to use it as /usr or
> any other normal file system, yet. During our testing, we normally
> mkfs a fresh copy, beat on it, fix, ...
> >OK, I tried the alternative - I now have XFS as /usr instead.
> >Everything seems to be fine. It seems that the only problem with
> >using XFS as root is to get the right process going before init start.
> >(Or so I am guessing....)
> >There is one catch though - I am not having /usr/src/linux on this
> >partition yet - as that is on my home directory for CVS update
> >at the moment - that would be /home.
> >Anything specific that you would like me to test?