[sclug] (Reiser)

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Mon Apr 28 22:13:36 UTC 2008

Dickon Hood wrote:

> ...  Good filesystems  ... should
> certainly never utterly screw themselves when running the recovery tool
> over them when the filesystem happens to contain a file containing a
> filesystem image.  ReiserFS will do this.  This is a fundamental failure.

Surely this is a very real DOS attack on a shared system. User 
(disgruntled employee, loony student etc) creates ReiserFS image in 
their $HOME, time passes, sysadmin runs recovery tool on /home ...

John Stumbles

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