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

To: "Stefan (metze) Metzmacher" <metze@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: default quota limits in linux (via quotactl())
From: Juan Quintela <quintela@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 17:34:18 +0100
Cc: Jan Hudec <bulb@xxxxxx>, Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>, "Stephen C. Tweedie" <sct@xxxxxxxxxx>, viro@xxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, akpm@xxxxxxxxxx, Andreas Dilger <adilger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, ext2-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, jfs-discussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Alexander Bokovoy <a.bokovoy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>>>>> "stefan" == Stefan (metze) Metzmacher <metze@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

stefan> At 13:37 28.01.2003 +0100, Jan Hudec wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 03:20:34AM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:57:47AM +0100, Jan Hudec wrote:
>> >
>> > > So you can only setquota for the users that actualy log in
>> >
>> > the API allows you to set quota for any valid uid/gid
>> Yes, it does. But since there is many more valid users than those
>> actualy using the system, you don't want to... And a logged in user is
>> sure valid, so no problem there, right?
>> > > Well, it get's complicated, but you still can setquota in the local
>> > > delivery process... I know it get's a bit complicated...
>> >
>> > sure, this is a perfectly legitimate argument and a fairly reasonable
>> > solution to this case
>> If it finaly got too complicated, you could add a simple code to kernel,
>> that would run_usermodehelper and provide a user mode program to fix
>> things up. That might even get a chance of being accepted. (And it would
>> be more flexible since it can get the default quota from LDAP etc...)

stefan> is there an example( another place in the kernel where the kernel
stefan> callback a userspace tool)

devfsd <-> devfs

/me runs

Later, Juan.

In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they 
are different -- Larry McVoy

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