[CentOS] Ways To Practice Breaking My System?

Thu Feb 23 14:18:15 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Alex Walker wrote:
>> Things like boot process rarely break. Try something like filling up
>> your root or tmp partition. That just seems to be a bit more common
>> as far as problem scenarios go.
> Thanks for the reply. I've recently started working for a large hosting
> company, so there's a reasonable amount of scope for anything that can
> go wrong going wrong at some point, so I wanted to be prepared in
> advance for as many eventualities as possible :)

*sigh* Good luck with the new job.
> I've seen root partitions fill up a few times, but in my own experience
> we've always been able to get in and clear out some space before it's
> knocked the server over. I'll look into it a bit further tho.

One trick my manager's shown me, that you can use to keep things going
while dealing with a root filesystem full is to use tune2fs to lower the
f/s reserved space.