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Date:      Sat, 13 Feb 2021 08:40:34 -0800
From:      Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Partitioning
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As usual, the "many-wayed fellow" is lucid and precise.

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 7:56 PM Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:

>
> If you have things like /tmp, /var/log, /home and so rooted in
> the same partition, a "runaway process" could fill your whole
> disk just writing to /tmp, and you wouldn't know, because a log
> file can no longer be written. Also users might be affected and
> cannot save their work files as /home runs out of space (simply
> because / is full).
>

I'm also an adherent of mounting world-writable mount points (/tmp,
/var/tmp) noexec,nosuid.  This works unless you are building from source,
and make buildworld fails because it executes some things in /tmp.


> Especially on systems providing server functionalities, this kind
> of problem is not desired.


Sub-optimal, as in disastrous.
--=20

"Well," Brahm=C4=81 said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is =
no
wiser, but an intelligent person requires only two thousand five hundred."

- The Mah=C4=81bh=C4=81rata



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