Subject: Re: Userland crashing the system
To: David Laight <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/25/2001 22:28:07
On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 09:16:31PM -0000, David Laight wrote:
> The best one I know of was many years ago on a pdp11 running RSX11M
> (an OS not unlike unix in some respects).  On that system every part
> of the disk was allocated to a file.  Someone, looking for extra space
> of a full volume, found some big files in the 'hidden' directory and
> deleted them to recover the space - deleting the 'inode table' and 
> 'allocation map' files had a slightly detrementel effect on the ability
> to access data on the volume..... 

Hm, can we do this with LFS, too? (it has an inode file, I think)