Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Feb 2009 17:29 UTC
General Unix UNIX's method of handling file systems and volumes provides you with an opportunity to improve your systems' security and performance. This article addresses the issue of why you should split up your disk data into multiple volumes for optimized performance and security.
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please don't
by renhoek on Wed 25th Feb 2009 22:12 UTC
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please don't use multiple partitions. linux did this, i never really understood why. when openbsd did it it marked some partitions unable to contain suid files which made sense (like /tmp). but still it was a pain. when you run out of space you are f--ked while the disk has enough space. you end up with symlinks to other partitions because there is no other simple solution.

and then i discovered zfs. problem solved ;)

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