On Thu, 2002-08-22 at 23:42, Jeffrey Hundstad wrote:
> I've spent a little time looking and can't seem to find the mkfs.xfs
> flags that will reserve a percentage of space JUST FOR A SPECIFIC UID.
> This would be the corresponding behavior to a -m option on mkfs.ext2.
> Any way to adjust this after a mkfs.xfs? Like the tune2fs -m behavior?
> Any hints?
Well, as others have pointed out, XFS does not have this capability,
I am not sure quotas are really the answer since they work the other
way around, everyone is told how much space they can have, not how
much space they cannot have.
One thing I would like to point out about this sort of thing,
and this is not directed at you directly Jeffrey, is that we
are open to outside contributions to the file system.
We get a lot of folks asking for stuff in XFS, a lot of people
pointing out problems, and a lot of people saying they like it,
and a fair number of commercial concerns basing products around
We do not get very much in the way of fixes or patches from
people. In fact I could probably count on one hand the number
of major kernel contributions we have had (Christoph does not
count, we are paying him).
I know 99.9% of the folks out there are not developers, but
some are, and some are capable of doing this. Folks here at
SGI have put a lot of time into this project, including a lot
of their own time.
So think about it sometime.
We now return to our regularly scheduled programming......
Steve Lord voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software email: lord@xxxxxxx