[svlug] RHL 5.2

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Mon Nov 16 15:03:26 PST 1998


On Sun, 15 Nov 1998 03:21:56 -0800 
Rick Moen<rick at hugin.imat.com> wrote:

> The _system_ html tree plainly is not user data.  Red Hat's
> putting it under /home/httpd makes no more sense than would
> putting the mail spool under /home/mta.

Mail spools can grow rapidly and unpredictably.  Correct mail
function is often counted as "mission critical".  Certainly mail
functions are often accored high significance.  The mail system
should continue to work and work correctly not matter what happens
in user space (eg user's home directories and their disk consumption
etc).  Having the state of the mail system, a system level and
"critical" function, be potentially subject to user activities is
kinda silly.

It makes sense to put the mail spools and queues off on their own
partition(s), if not on their own spindles.

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