Some ideas for FreeBSD

illoai at illoai at
Sun Feb 10 02:23:09 UTC 2008

On 09/02/2008, Joshua Isom <jrisom at> wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2008, at 4:01 PM, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 03:51:18PM -0600, Joshua Isom wrote:
> >
> >> Here's an idea for FreeBSD that would be practical.  Since having
> >> several partitions on the same disk is standard for FreeBSD and most
> >> Unixes, instead of dealing with running out of space on a partition,
> >> when you have gigs available on another, why not allow one partition
> >> to
> >> create an overflow file on another partition, or perhaps a dedicated
> >
> > You can do this alrady.
> > Just move some directory tree in to the large space and create a
> > synlink.

> My idea would eliminate that work around and make it automatic.  Who
> actually waits to constantly look at their disk usage and try and
> figure out if they have enough space left on their 512 meg partition
> when they have 200 gigs free on another?

I certainly do not want some brain-dead algorithm
stuffing up every slice on my system because some
other brain-dead algorithm decided to fill /tmp


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