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Originally Posted by Killahgold View Post
I assume rootfs is the root file system? What is it and why do I want free up some of that space? Sorry to post this question if it has already been posted. I'll search in the meantime.
freeing up rootfs (root filesystem also refered to as 'root' or '/' as it is the actual root of the OS) was or is sometimes needed to get enough space to download PRs, 'optification' was invented to help keeping the root's free space as large as possible. Optification copies files on the 2GB installspace (/opt/ or /home/user/opt/) on the internal eMMC device and replaces the original files with links pointing to the copies instead.