A quick and easy performance improvement

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Wed Jul 26 20:50:44 IST 2006


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Sailer" <sailer at bnl.gov>
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Subject: Re: A quick and easy performance improvement

> On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 12:55:32PM -0500, Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
>> mentioned. Security? It shouldn't *matter* how I partition my
> Er, no. How about making /tmp and/or /var/tmp separate filesystems and
> mounting them noexec, nosuid and maybe nodev if you are really paranoid?
> There *are* good reasons for separate partitions. But, I guess I'm
> showing my age...

Back in the old Unix days, I remember having to make sure "dump" would 
output only so much data as it would fit on the backup media. And the media 
was *very* small then. I've sort of continued that theme through todays' 
systems, as I only want to restore as little as possible.

Good to know there are others out there with valid reasons.

Steve Campbell
campbell at cnpapers.com
Charleston Newspapers

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