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11<version>1.10</version> 11<version>1.11</version>
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15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
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17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
69If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your 69If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your
70<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside 70<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside
71<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your 71<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your
72performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming 72performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming
73servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>: 73servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>:
74security and backups. 74security and backups. You will definitely want to keep <path>/usr</path> big:
75not only will it contain the majority of applications, the Portage tree alone
76takes around 500 Mbyte excluding the various sources that are stored in it.
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78As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate 81As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate
79partitions or volumes have the following advantages: 82partitions or volumes have the following advantages:

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