[nycbug-talk] Never mind
Sat Aug 6 13:56:46 EDT 2005
On Aug 5, 2005, at 4:51 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> Other layouts anyone?
Yeah, but throwing in .02$ on MacOSX mount point scheme- looking at
the problem from a fundamental perspective:
Basically, Apple threw out the slicing conventions alltogether- and
simply focused on protecting various directory trees using
permissions, (and now acl's etc...), which we do on other BSD's in
the first place.
With that, seeing as a modern filesystem, (Journaled HFS+ on OSX),
disk fragmentation is not an issue as it was in the past, so that
aspect of the reasons for partitioning is now moot.
Secondarily, in the context of a widely mixed-use, mixed-context
computer, (a User Desktop/Workstation), the applications run are
quite varied in behavior, resource needs, etc... so problems like
this browser issue are not really problems- (you have the whole disk
to use, and lots of visual/graphical/ui indicators for how much file
space you have on deck...)
So with that, there's also little risk, in many User/Desktop
contexts, of resource-based attacks which can't be solved by a user
easily- (deleting files when HD is too full...), so while I'll follow
rigid partitioning schemes on a server connected to the www, it
doesn't seem to be the same issue at all to me on my Laptop.
What does everyone else think of this? Does anyone run another *BSD
as a desktop/laptop/workstation OS and simply live in one big /
partition? UFS has fairly sophisticated schemes for suppressing disk
fragmentation, (actually, BSD OS really nailed this issue in the
filesystem years ago), so what does everyone think?
Run wild withone big / (!?!?)
More information about the talk