Samba quota 'feature' fix?

Jon Monroe jonm at
Thu Jan 25 18:28:16 GMT 2001

Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm wondering if the quotas.c file is supposed to fix the problem where a
Linux x86 system running with the quota software causes corrupt files to be
written by Windows clients. I compiled it in and it didn't seem to make a
difference for the following problem.

In other words, if I enable quotas on my RH6.2 / 2.2.16-22 kernel box and
then write a file via Samba/Windows client that exceeds the quota, every
byte written from the Windows client to the local (no NFS) Linux Samba
share is written anyway, except that the data seems to be all zeros? Every
byte before the quota is as it should be.

Would it be possible to modify the 2.0 code to cause this file (directory
if quota inodes) to instead be deleted? I heard that this might be changed
in the 2.2 code, but I'd like to use this in a production environment.

I apologize if this has already been answered somewhere.... I looked
through the files included with the source, and the files on I
also took a peek at the CVS site, though I could be doing something wrong

So, what kind of pizza vouchers work in Austrailia -- how many would you
like? :))

Jon Monroe
Systems Administrator
ImageBuilder / Active Arts /
(503) 684-5806 x 778
(503) 403-1614 FAX

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