quota deadlocks and large quota.*-files

quota deadlocks and large quota.*-files

Post by Juergen Bauma » Sun, 10 May 1998 04:00:00

two problems (one minor) under 2.1.41-Kernel:

first, sometimes a deadlock occures for superblock on
quota-fs. always after sending a SIGHUP to apache, the
/var is in deadlock-situation (fatal), after removing
quota, all works well.
On another system this occured accidently on /,
unfortunately I don't know what was happened...

second, some quota.user and/or quota.group -files are
2MB large, but I can't see any reason for this...

maybe there is some information about these "features"
out there...



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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