In previous Linux kernels -- 2.6.13 and below -- XFS quota could be set
"statically" -- that is, in "make xconfig" you could put a "check mark" in the
XFS_quota support box even though you had a "dot" (module) in the Overall
XFS_Filesystem support box .
In 2.6.14, not only has XFS support moved under filesystems with all the
other filesystems, but you can no longer put a "checkmark" in the "quota
support" box if you compile XFS support as a module.
Is this by design? Looking back at all of my past kernels, xfs is enabled as
a module but quota support is enabled statically. This is how config files
have been coming from Mandrake for at least the past year.
Is there a reason why this option is no longer available? If you compile
xfs_quota as a module, how do you load it?