> If the root file system is ext2, it does become a security issue since
> currently active logs will continue to record log entries until the
You are kidding. First of all, what kind of idiot has /var on root? What
next - /var/spool/mail on the same filesystem, so that mailbombing root
(or just a mail loop) could screw you over?
What's more, if you can't deal with overflowing /var/log, you are screwed -
making syslogd to write something in log is _not_ hard.
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