[Gllug] ext3 filesystem suddenly full

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Sun Jun 24 20:34:28 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 01:40:38PM +0100, John G Walker wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:37:57 +0100 (BST) Jason Clifford
> <jason at ukfsn.org> wrote:
> > I remain shocked that distros still offer a single partition solution
> > by default. I just don't think it is ever appropriate.
> OpenSuSE 10.2 creates /home on a separate partition by default.

There's a sound reason to have /home and /usr as different partitions,
particularly if you have untrusted users: an untrusted user can hard
link a vulnerable suid binary into their home directory and then
continue to use it even after you've patched the vulnerability.


Richard Jones
Red Hat
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