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SubjectRe: Proposal: restrict link(2)
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Albert Cahalan once wrote:
>
> From: Snow Cat <snowcat@netgate.net> (me)
>
> >
> > Hard links are pretty useful for sharing large files. When I was in
> > university, I used to make links to large programs compiled by other
> > users - like gdb, irc, etc. In this way it didn't take any additional
> > disk space and if the owner deleted the program later, I still had a
> > copy.
>
> If the owner deleted the program because they ran out of disk quota,
> you made sure that _they_ still owned a copy. You did not have a copy.
>
> I'd say this is a reason to restrict link() to the file owner.

Well, on THAT system we had ~400 accounts on a 300M paritition. Even with 1M
quota, one was more likely to run out of physical disk space.


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