On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 06:21:59PM -0400, machack wrote:
> rc.sysinit cuases the kernel to dump when it hits quotaon. this problem only
> happens on kernels newer then 2.4.6 on these later kernels I have no
> problems when I pass devfs=nomount on boot. Am I the only one to have this
> problem or is it documented. my root partion is xfs.
I'd be interested in seeing a kdb or ksymoops backtrace if you
can provide one. quotaon at startup is always ignored by XFS -
enabling quota is a mount time operation for XFS filesystems, so
this is likely to be a problem in the interaction between the
quotactl system call (takes a device special file as its second
argument) with Q_QUOTAON and devfs; and unrelated to XFS.
If you only have XFS filesystems using quota (and no ext2/other
filesystems using quota), you can safely remove the "quotaon -a"
from your startup scripts (thats really not a very nice solution
Jan, any chance you've come across this one before? I don't
remember there being anything new/changed in 2.4.6 in the quota
subsystem, so seems odd that this would suddenly start to fail.