> Brian McKee wrote:
>> People create partitions for other reasons too.
>> One is some kind of performance/disk size issues - e.g. /tmp is on a
>> separate faster drive, or it's local when all your other partitions
>> are NFS mounted.
>> Another reason I can think of is keeping the system up when you run
>> out of space.
>> For instance, if you have /var/log on a separate partition, and
>> something runs wild with logging filling that partition, the system
>> stays up and running. If it's all in one partition then you're hosed.
>> I could see that argument for having /tmp on it's own.
>> Lastly if you like playing with file system types - e.g. you use ext3
>> for / and xfs for /tmp because you know you do transcoding projects in
>> /tmp all the time and muck with big files.
>> I suppose the note I should add to my original +1 comment is use LVM
>> and then it's easy to change later.
> Note self, think 5 minutes before posting.. Thanks
LOL. I have to admit, I didn't think about things like video. _video_ never
goes to /tmp on my system. Specifically because it always wants to use a
lot more space than I have in /tmp.
I used to make a really, really, big swap partition, and put /tmp in tmpfs
(ie, it uses part of the swap). Then I figured I wasn't really wasting
space. But Ubuntu bollixed that and I never got around to fixing it.
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