Proper Filesystem Layout
Subject:   You forgot an important one...
Date:   2001-10-29 19:58:09
From:   kanies
Response to: You forgot an important one...

Yes, that could be a problem, but the majority of unix servers don't use read-writable drives. Tape drives are common, but that's a raw device and won't work without the tape in the drive.

Really, the best solution to this problem is error checking--if you have a hands-off script which mounts a volume, then check that the mount worked before you start writing data to it. All scripts and programs should do error checking anyway, especially when it comes to this type of operation, and throwing away space isn't a very good substitute.