free disk space bug in 2.2
Michael.Gerdts at usa.alcatel.com
Fri Jun 29 14:49:00 GMT 2001
Silly me, I missed the real issue here.
I would like to be able to tell users that the amount of free space is the
amount of their quota that they have left. If they see that their share is
getting kinda full and the MIN() method is used, they may waste time doing
cleanup (debatable, I know) when the real issue is that the sysadmin needs
to deal with the overcommitted disk space.
Perhaps the thing to do is have the --enable-snmp option added and have a
trap sent when someone's available quota space is larger than free space on
On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 10:25:09AM -0400, David Brodbeck wrote:
> Hmm...reading the message, it soulds like that's correct. But if you think
> about it, that makes no sense -- why would you give a user 10 gigs of quota
> on a drive that only has 5.29 gigs of space?
> That aside, it sounds like samba is reporting the free *quota* available,
> not the physical free space available on the drive. I suppose the correct
> thing to do would be report whichever value is smaller.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Collier-Brown [mailto:davecb at canada.sun.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 10:16 AM
> To: Michael Gerdts
> Cc: Patrick Scharrenberg; samba-technical at samba.org
> Subject: Re: free disk space bug in 2.2
> Patrick Scharrenberg wrote:
> > After some additional testing, he wrote:
> > I have a user without quotas => Win2k reports 5.29 Gig of free disk space,
> > which is correct
> > but when I enable 10 GIG of quotas for this user => win2k reports 9,53 gig
> > of free space :-((
> Michael Gerdts wrote:
> > What do you mean by "10 GIG"? Is that 10 * 1000 * 1000 * 2 * 512 (
> > 2,000,000 blocks) or is that 10 * 1024 * 1024 * 2 * 512? Note that
> > 9.53 * 1024/1000 * 1024/1000 = 9.99292928.
> > Sounds like a bug in definition of what a gigabyte is rather than a bug in
> > Samba.
> With respect, the user had 5 units of space on a physical
> disk drive until the quota was increased to 10, after which
> the 5-unit disk was reported to have 10 units free.
> The value samba is returning is wrong, for any size
> of unit.
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