[TUHS] The origin of /home

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Sep 28 00:31:08 AEST 2018

    > From: Jon Forrest

    > Another reason why the home directory part of /usr was made into /home
    > is because after doing so, it was possible to mount /usr read-only, and
    > supply it from a server.

The real issue is that /usr contained stuff which wasn't true 'user data' -
e.g. /usr/bin. The reasons for that must have seemed good at the time it
started, but it was IMO a mistake. (Disgression about partitions, physical
packs, etc elided for now.)


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