I am working with a server running that has a 15GB root partition, a 1GB swap partition, and a 216.9GB home partition. Apparently, the server ran out of space on the root partition at some point and instead of extending it, a previous maintainer of the server moved the
/usr/bin directories into
/home/usr and made symlinks to the directories' new locations at their old locations.
The server is running Arch Linux 3.6.10-1. The root and home partitions each have an ext4 filesystem.
With the exception of small nuances such as having to explicitly tell
find to follow symlinks while searching for a file in
/usr, could this setup be problematic? I am especially concerned and curious about any security issues related to the setup.