Looking for rationale of fs naming conventions

Kirk McKusick mckusick at mckusick.com
Wed Sep 9 07:16:11 AEST 1998

Most commonly, d was used for /tmp (before the days of 
memory-based filesystems). The e partition was used for
/var, and f was used for /usr. The e partition was the
same size as the root filesystem so that it could be used
as a backup root filesystem.

	Kirk McKusick

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