[zfs-discuss] zfs-discuss Digest, Vol 9, Issue 48

Kostya Berger bergerkos at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 19 07:19:57 EST 2016

"Only" systemd-infested distros? Can you mention any not from that category?

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  On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 13:13, Mikko Tanner via zfs-discuss<zfs-discuss at list.zfsonlinux.org> wrote:   This is only true of systemd-infested distros. Things have been working perfectly well for as long as I remember with separate filesystems. It is only until systemd's  lazy coding and invented problems that this has become an issue.
 Not supporting separate filesystems (aka stuffing most of the system in /usr) is a faulty design choice. There is no compelling reason at all why /usr should be necessary for early boot -- /bin and /sbin are there for a reason. Diverting from the basic POSIX assumptions just for the sake of appeasing a certain distro's design choices is fundamentally broken.
 TL;DR - the issue here is systemd, nothing else.
 Mikko Tanner
 On 19.1.2016 9:37, zfs-discuss-request at list.zfsonlinux.org wrote:
|  From:  Gordan Bobic <gordan.bobic at gmail.com> |
|  Date:  19.1.2016 7:07 |

|  To:  "General discussion - ask questions, receive answers and advice from other ZFS users" <zfs-discuss at list.zfsonlinux.org> |

   On your distro, is /sbin a symlink to /usr/sbin?
  If so, having a separate /usr simply isn't going to work, as I explained before. Initrd will get your rootfs mounted and perform a switchroot, but once it gets there, there will be no way to do anything because the new rootfs has no systemd, no mount.zfs, no zfs, or anything else. Even if the distro  version you are running now isn't laid out like this (because it is an older version), all major distros are heading in this direction. Separate /usr is becoming completely unsupportable.  
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