partitioning server with 2 hard drives

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Wed Sep 16 01:34:48 UTC 2020

> On Sep 15, 2020, at 5:26 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> For /tmp, as well as any partition where user-controlled files can
> be placed, it has been correctly suggested to use specific mount
> options such as "noexec" and "nosuid"

When I joined this advise I forgot one case that bit me in the past when I made /tmp “noexec”. Open Office (by Sun Microsystems). That beast (java based, BTW) when user starts it was creating executable for that specific user in /tmp, then started that executable. With all due respect to Sun and all good they have done/made, that was what really set me off. I do not know if Libre Office does similar thing though…


> . You can immediately see the
> advantage of such per-partition settings. ;-)
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