[Samba] 3.0.21c and big wmv or mpg files

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Apr 6 19:22:53 GMT 2006

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 09:10:44PM +0200, Thomas Bork wrote:
> Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >Well you know what "strict allocate" does, right ? It causes the space
> >for the file to be allocated on disk once the "set fil allocation" is
> >set from the Windows client. If the client then writes this data it'll
> >write everything twice. Why are you setting this ? You should not need
> >to set this in production unless you have some very specific needs.
> The official documentation says:
> "Setting this to yes can help Samba return out of quota messages on 
> systems that are restricting the disk quota of users."
> This is suggesting me, that
> strict allocate = yes
> is the recommended setting for systems with quotas. That seems not the 
> case...

No, it is the case in that it will allow some (broken) Windows applications to get 
"disk full" messages at open time, rather than at write or close time. It shouldn't
(IMHO) be generically turned on just because you're using quotas unless you've
got specific need for it.

Just my 2 cents.


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