> > On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 06:39:33PM -0500, Jerry McAllister typed: > > > > > > At 07:42 AM 11/25/2003, Konrad Heuer wrote: > > > > > > >3) Try to identify subdirectories containing a lot of data within the > > > > filesystem which is too small, move them by mv to a filesystem with > > > > enough free space and symlink them back (ln -s) to the old location. > > > > But do not move the whole /etc directory from the root to another > > > > filesystem! > > > > > > Newbie question here. Is the reason you don't suggest mv then ln -s for > > > /etc because it is accessed very frequently so it would incur the most > > > overhead to make this choice? > > > > No. It is because it is necessary to have /etc stuff there > > in times such as single user when only the root (/) filesystem > > is/can be mounted. So, if it was stuck somewhere else it would > > be a problem. > > Worse, the system won't even boot multiuser without /etc in the > root partition. /etc/rc is run when / is all there is. /etc/fstab > is read in order to see what other filesystems are to be mounted. > BOOM! > Ruben
That too. It just seemed such an obvious no-no that it has never occurred to me to even try it to see what collapses. ////jerry > > > ////jerry > > > > > Marty Landman Face 2 Interface Inc 845-679-9387 > > > Sign On Required: Web membership software for your site > > > Make a Website: http://face2interface.com/Home/Demo.shtml _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"