Need Help w/ Quota...

Need Help w/ Quota...

Post by John Bair » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

Hey Folks,

Has anyone experienced trouble getting Quota to work properly with RH
6.0 and Kernel 2.12.20??

I keep getting an "Invalid Parameter Error" when quota is trying to be
turned on!

Yes I have the and quota.user file at the root of an ext2
FS, and there is an entry in my FSTAB file....

If anyone has a solution to this problem let me know...


John Baird


1. Quotas : Format of quota.users & quota.groups ?


I am running Linux-FT with kernel 1.2.13 and quota patches. I would like
to enable quotas in order to control memory usage by apps (I'm trying to
debug an app that keeps grabbing all system memory, preventing me from
typing kill).

In order to enable quotas, files called quota.users and quota.groups
need to be present in the root directory. The 'edquota'
program is supposed to be used to set these up, but it simply invokes vi,
expecting the user to know the file format. The man pages say that
the file format is 'inscrutable', but don't actually describe it anywhere!

Anyone know the correct format ?

Thanks in advance,


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