Re: Discussions about Partitioning
On Mon, 29 Oct 2018, David - DCPC wrote:
Another cas where I use partitions is to avoid FS saturation on the root
or important FS.
Like if a log goes crazy, we can only freeze the /var fs, and then you
can still manage the system. If the / is full, it's harder to debug
(seen cases where even login was impossible with 0 byte free...), and
sure that system crash and potential data lost.
Exactly. The Mac also shoves everything under / as well, and I don't like
it for the same reasons. Those who believe in a single file system have
obviously never experienced the joys of filling up the root file system.
I also have security concerns about world-writable directories e.g. /tmp
and /var/tmp on the root file system.
Then again, what would I know? I've been using Unix for only 40+ years...
But sure that i work more on servers than personnal laptop :)
Well, I use my laptops to access my FreeBSD server; here's its layout:
aneurin% df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 496M 302M 154M 66% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
tmpfs 989M 76K 989M 0% /tmp
/dev/ad0s1d 2.9G 1.4G 1.3G 53% /usr
/dev/ad0s1e 989M 538M 372M 59% /var
/dev/ad0s1f 3.9G 1.5G 2.1G 41% /home
/dev/ad0s1g 8.9G 7.1G 1.0G 87% /usr/local
fdescfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev/fd
procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% /proc
Everything nice and isolated from each other... Yes, it's a small system.
Interesting topic, even if i didn't have SSD for servers on recent install.
I still don't trust SSDs, because you never know what's really happening.