Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Sat Feb 13 16:41:14 UTC 2021

As usual, the "many-wayed fellow" is lucid and precise.

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 7:56 PM Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> If you have things like /tmp, /var/log, /home and so rooted in
> the same partition, a "runaway process" could fill your whole
> disk just writing to /tmp, and you wouldn't know, because a log
> file can no longer be written. Also users might be affected and
> cannot save their work files as /home runs out of space (simply
> because / is full).

I'm also an adherent of mounting world-writable mount points (/tmp,
/var/tmp) noexec,nosuid.  This works unless you are building from source,
and make buildworld fails because it executes some things in /tmp.

> Especially on systems providing server functionalities, this kind
> of problem is not desired.

Sub-optimal, as in disastrous.

"Well," Brahmā said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no
wiser, but an intelligent person requires only two thousand five hundred."

- The Mahābhārata

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