Subject: Re: Userland crashing the system
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Antti Kantee <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/26/2001 00:39:06
On Sun Nov 25 2001 at 22:28:07 +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> 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)

IIRC LFS just won't let you delete the inode file. I think I tried once,
and after that it was "fixed" ;)

Antti Kantee <>          v          Of course he runs NetBSD             i