su segfault (core dump) problem.

Greg Lindahl glindahl at hpti.com
Mon Jan 22 17:41:41 EST 2001


> anything that you are running that is (for example) opening a file in
> /usr (presumed shared and static) instead of /var (presumed local and
> volatile) is a candidate for such a problem if node a reads from and
> writes to the file while node b is doing the same thing.  A shared /dev
> can be equally evil the same way.

If you expect /usr to be invariant, mount it read-only. You'll find out soon
enough all the things which write to it!

-- g


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