[Samba] Quota Question

Mike Alborn mikealborn at support.sd28.bc.ca
Mon Jun 18 13:48:01 GMT 2007

Hi David,

Thanks for the quick reply. I'd actually stumbled across the thread
earlier this morning, and it got me thinking about "strict allocate"

As soon as I set "strict allocate = yes", Windows began reporting "not
enough space" instead of "disk full". Also, looking at the properties of
a share now shows the total and free space remaining under a user's
quota, rather than the actual space of the share.

So I'd say that takes care of it for me, and without rebuilding my Samba

On Mon, 2007-18-06 at 11:54 +0200, SER.RI-TIC - David Losada wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> maybe your first problem is the same problem we are fighting with here.
> See the "NFS quotas: truncated files without warning" thread. The
> problem we are having happens because the kernel generates the quota
> error _not_ while writing the file, but when _closing_ it. Samba
> correctly propagates the error, but windows clients ignore it at that
> moment.
> In the thread there's a patch that might be useful for you.
> kind regards,
> En/na Mike Alborn ha escrit:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have several Samba servers running on Linux (Debian Etch) machines
> > using 2.6.18 kernel.
> >
> > The Samba shares are all on an XFS filesystem, with user and group quota
> > support. I have three problems/questions:
> >
> > 1. When a user hits their quota limit, they get a "disk full" error.
> >
> > 2. When a user checks the free space of the share, they see the space on
> > the entire share, rather than the space left under their quota.
> >
> > 3. Windows doesn't seem to acknowledge the soft limit at all.
> >
> > Only the first item is really a problem (the "disk full" error), as it
> > is a source of confusion, both for the user and for the helpdesk.
> >
> > Isn't Samba supposed to return a "quota exceeded" message when the user
> > has exceeded their quota? If so, why doensn't it?
> >
> > I am able to see and set quotas through the Quota tab in Windows, and
> > 'smbd -b' shows "WITH_QUOTAS", so I assume the package is compiled with
> > quota support.
> >
> >   
Mike Alborn <mikealborn at support.sd28.bc.ca>
School District #28 (Quesnel)

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