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

To: Jan Hudec <bulb@xxxxxx>, "Stefan (metze) Metzmacher" <metze@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "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>
Subject: Re: default quota limits in linux (via quotactl())
From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 01:40:14 -0800
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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?

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



  --cw


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