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Re: default quota limits in linux (via quotactl())

To: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: default quota limits in linux (via quotactl())
From: Jan Hudec <bulb@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 10:46:19 +0100
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On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 01:40:14AM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 10:32:50AM +0100, Jan Hudec wrote:
> 
> > It still isn't a kernel problem, but a user-space one. You need to
> > get or write a PAM module, that will check wether quotas are set for
> > user being authenticated and if not, set them. You could even store
> > the qutoas in the LDAP (or some other) database and check them when
> > a user logs in...
> 
> consider 1 million users where only a small percentage of them will
> ever write to the fs ... why even store 1 million quota values
> needlessly at all?

While all the 1 milion users actualy ever LOG IN that site?

And... do they ever log into that site AT THE SAME MOMENT?

> surely the argument for a default here isn't a terrible one?

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                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb@xxxxxx>


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