[nycbug-talk] Never mind

Isaac Levy ike
Tue Aug 9 14:29:51 EDT 2005

Hi Ray,

Great discussion

On Aug 9, 2005, at 8:23 AM, Ray Lai wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 01:56:46PM -0400, Isaac Levy wrote:
>> 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.
> Does it provide replacements for nosuid, noexec, and nodev mount
> flags?

Yes- mount(8) is mount(8):


>> 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.
> Agreed.  However, fscking is still slower with one big disk.

Gah- true.

> (At
> least on non-journaling filesystems.)

Right- I don't think about this much, since fscking is a rarity on  
OSX with the journaled filesystems.

> Also, keep in mind that
> partitions where the data is changing a lot is more at risk to be
> corrupted than one that never does, so while you may trash your
> /tmp partition in a Frankenstein experiment, your /home partition
> may be safe.  Unless you have them both together.


<snip - tons of good info>

Thx for the thoughtful response here!


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