DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-02
Re: Hammer FS: imposing a size limit on PFS?
Thank you very much for your reply.
Matthias Schmidt wrote:
You do not have to take care about the sizes of the PFS. They are all
on top of the native HAMMER partition so they share the capacity. There
was a very good post from Matt on PFS some days ago ... so have a look in the
What I found confusing was that the installer states that "There is no
need to create separate slices for /var, /home ..." on account of PFS.
If PFSs /var, /home, / ... share the same native HAMMER partition then,
for example, a malicious user could cause the whole system to run out of
disk space by placing/creating a large file in his home directory.
Likewise, an overgrown log file residing in /var could cause the same
This is why I wanted to implement the following partitioning scheme:
but found that 256MB..or even 1G was not enough for root partition,
since the installer ran out of disk space.
This prompted my question: how large should the root partition for the