Bug#652275: Guided partitioning should not offer separate /usr, /var, and /tmp partitions; leave that to manual partitioning
On Thu, 22 Dec 2011, Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> wrote:
> PS: I myself like a seperate /usr but I wouldn't use it for my parents.
> I do want a seperate /var and /home for them though so they can't DOS
> the system by filling up their home.
How would filling up /home DOS the system?
The only common program I can think of which fails hard when it runs out of
disk space is Squid. I expect that some DB servers also have serious problems
but I don't think that they will be running a DB server on their home
My experience with systems I run for people who aren't computer experts (which
includes my parents) is that filling /home causes various parts of their
desktop environment to cease working (thus effectively DOSing the system) and
they also just can't save files.
I have a separate partition for /home on such workstations, but this is just
for ease of backups.
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