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SubjectRe: [RFC] ext2 and ext3 block reservations can be bypassed
On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 11:37:30AM -0700, Elladan wrote:
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Ok, thanks for the explanation earlier in the thread. I was mistaken.

>
> Regardless of whether it's a good thing to depend on security-wise, it
> is a problem to have something that appears to be a security feature
> which doesn't actually work.
...
> Having unsupported security features is typically a bad idea.

I guess the point is that it is not a security feature.

The 5% default is good for ext2, since the filesystem will get heavily
fragmented if you fill it up more than ~95%. So it is a convenience
feature.

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