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11<version>2.2</version> 11<version>2.3</version>
12<date>2005-04-20</date> 12<date>2005-06-10</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
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>
131If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your 131If you are installing Gentoo to perform as a mailserver, your
132<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside 132<path>/var</path> should be separate as all mails are stored inside
133<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your 133<path>/var</path>. A good choice of filesystem will then maximise your
134performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming 134performance. Gameservers will have a separate <path>/opt</path> as most gaming
135servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>: 135servers are installed there. The reason is similar for <path>/home</path>:
136security and backups. 136security and backups. You will definitely want to keep <path>/usr</path> big:
137not only will it contain the majority of applications, the Portage tree alone
138takes around 500 Mbyte excluding the various sources that are stored in it.
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140As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate 142As you can see, it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Separate
141partitions or volumes have the following advantages: 143partitions or volumes have the following advantages:

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