pjjrrajjl^j Be very careful when using the fuser command's -k option. This option terminates " ' ■ any processes that are accessing any component of the full path of the filesystem that you specify, which is generally fine for a path such as /media/cdrom, but which can kill many more processes than you expect if you specify a path such as /home. The processes you can kill are restricted to those you are authorized to terminate — which is all processes if you are logged in as root.
Filesystems are an integral part of Linux and operating systems in general, and understanding them and how they work is very important to the use, performance, and optimization of a system. Filesystems are the lifeblood of a system because the primary purpose of computers is to create, manipulate, and display data, which must be stored in a filesystem of some sort. The filesystems created during the SUSE installation process are set up with default settings. As you become more of a Linux expert or simply want to experiment, you may find it interesting to see how the different mount options and types of filesystems discussed in this chapter can help improve the performance or reliability of your system. Faster is always better, so understanding the types of filesystems to use and how to use them is something that a system administrator has to deal with at every juncture of his or her career, and if you are working with SUSE on your home computer system, you are officially a system administrator.
IN THIS PART
The chapters in this ^part describe how to bootiy)6ur ; Linux system and helpyott understand your Linux . network. The chapters also cover documentation sout'cès^iloggi^g, and the X'Window system. Finally, the useoSaST for system configuration is consid-\ \ ered.
The SUSE System
Booting the System
Understanding Your Linux Network
The X Window System
Configuring the System with YaST
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