> 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.
It is _not_ a security feature, it is meant to keep the filesystem from
fragmenting too badly. root can use that space, since root can do whatever
she wants anyway.
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