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    SubjectRe: Proposal: restrict link(2)
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    Steve VanDevender was overheard whispering ...
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    # Nicholas J. Leon writes:
    # > Your example doesn't demostrate that if:
    # >
    # > user1 $ dd if=/dev/zero of=foo bs=1k count=1k
    # > # repquota -a | grep user1
    # > user1 -- 1029 0 0 1 0 0
    # > user2 $ ln ~user1/foo ~/bar
    # > user1 $ rm foo
    # > # repquota -a | grep user1
    # > user1 -- 1029 0 0 1 0 0
    # >
    # > at this point the quota's for user1 still show the usage, as they
    # > should considering the blocks are still allocated. So user2 could fill
    # > user1's quotas by hard linking foo as many times as needed.
    #
    # Linking foo multiple times won't increase user1's quota proportionately;
    # user2 at least has to link many different files from user1.
    #

    Yeah... :( I know. My fingers flew faster than my brain in the above
    example. What I *really* meant to say was "So user2 could fill user1's
    quotas by hard linking as many files as needed."

    N!
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    Nicholas J. Leon nicholas@binary9.net
    "Elegance through Simplicity" http://www.binary9.net/nicholas

    Any sufficiently advanced hairstyle is indistinguishable from nature.


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