[TUHS] Understanding the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin Split
tfb at tfeb.org
Thu Feb 2 23:45:25 AEST 2012
On 1 Feb 2012, at 11:12, Jose R. Valverde wrote:
> This is something obvious to anyone maintaining a multi-user server, only
> presumptuous single-user windows toyers think they know better.
If only this were true. Until reasonably recently (may be a couple of years ago was the last time I cared), a major Unix vendor's recommendation was not to have separate /var, because that was "old fashioned" (I assume). Some of their installation / upgrade programs would fail if you did in fact. For additional amusement, the default install would put no limit on the size of the memory-based /tmp filesystem. So basically anything on the system could fill / with all the undesirable consequences that has, and also eat the system's memory in an unpleasantly persistent way.
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