quota support with Linux 2.4.x kernels
frank at joerdens.de
Tue Nov 20 04:41:04 GMT 2001
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 10:54:41AM +1100, Matthew Geier wrote:
> Frank Joerdens wrote:
> > Greetings. I read in a samba list that the quota support is 'broken' in
> > so-called 'linus' kernels > 2.4.3 and that one is supposed to use a
> > redhat or 'cox' kernel (what the hell is that supposed to mean . . . are
> > we having different Linux kernle branches now??)
> In effect yes.
> The linus kernel and the Alan Cox kernel. Alan tests stuff and then
> linus puts it in his kernel. More or less. Only the AC kernels have a
> different VM and differen quota controls.
> RedHat base their kernels off Alan Cox's tree.
> > if quota is to work.
> > Does anyone know anything about this? All I know is that quota support
> > does not work anymore since I moved to 2.4, not with samba or netatalk
> > (I need both, really).
> Patch it your self ?. I run XFS on my server, and it uses yet another
> quota system as the 'standard' ones don't handle 64bit file systems. One
> of the XFS team patched samba. Samba is easy to fix, if you look at the
> quota code, its nicely split into different systems. The linux one has
> seperate functions that abstract the quota calls. It would be easy to
Hmm. Do you happen to know if that applies to Reiser as well (i.e. does
the Cox kernel quota system work with Samba/Reiser without a patch or do
I need to also find a patch for Samba or use XFS instead of Reiser and
then use the XFS/Samba patch??)? If I understand you correctly, then I
would need to not only find a 2.4 kernel that has quota support (or
patch it myself), but find a filesystem/server combination that works
with the quota system that the kernel supports, which apparently becomes
rather tricky with modern filesystems and the current kernel generation
. . . ugh.
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