quota woes for network filesystems

Steven French sfrench at us.ibm.com
Tue Aug 12 01:32:50 GMT 2003

Turns out the linux sys_quotactl (in Linux kernel) has an obvious problem
too - it should allow resolving name to superblock via path_lookup (as
sys_statfs and sys_mkdir do) rather than doing
      path name to device to superblock
What the vfs_quotactl routine wants is the superblock - the normal way
other places in the kernel resolve this is via a path_lookup that returns a
nameidata structure that points to a superblock (rather than the convulated
way to resolve it that sys_quotactl in Linux uses)

Steve French
Senior Software Engineer
Linux Technology Center - IBM Austin
phone: 512-838-2294
email: sfrench at-sign us dot ibm dot com

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