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Re: Potentially serious bug in mkisofs

[ Forwarding Thomas' good explanation to Brian's reply-to address ]

On Sat, Sep 08, 2007 at 10:48:25PM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
>> the program failed to check the available hard drive space.
>> it crashed my computer.
>> I don't know how the specifics of space checking work,
>This is not specific to mkisofs. 
>Many commands would fill up your disk if you order them.
>  cat /dev/zero >FreeDisk.iso
>Only few check wether there is room.
>(Urm, what system call would that be, btw ?)
>If your system cannot stand that your home
>directory fills up its filesystem, then there
>is something severely wrong with the system.
>You aren't doing that as superuser, do you ?
>The superuser is supposed to take care for
>> I am using Ubuntu 7.04,
>That's where you should ask for advise.
>If anybody points at mkisofs, you should point
>at above cat command.

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