In fact, given that FreeBSD doesn't seem to have a native convention on
how exported filesystems are laid out (no mention in hier(7), no default
/etc/exports file), it would make sense to adopt the Solaris/Linux style
it's best not to adopt any style, but do whatever is optimal in certain
You propose just another example of "blind repeated rule".
Your idea won't hurt in single-disk, single-partition case, but this case
is prohibited by other "blind repeat" rule of making lots of partitions.
What if i want export things from multiple disks? just make one
another separete partition on each disk for /export/something just to
make system config look "nice" or "professional" because it's good to have
NFS exported things to stay in /export
Such practices gives only illusion or cleanliness and order, actually
giving exactly opposite.
Actually one ZFS adventage grown on this - it allows you to make millions
of "partitions" without actually creating them, because it's all still
stored in one pool. But those who feel configuration with a lots of
partitions "cleanness and order" are happy now.
I see this as just a pure mess, not an order.
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