QUOTA - Crashes whenever someone goes over quota

QUOTA - Crashes whenever someone goes over quota

Post by Brian Kram » Thu, 21 Jul 1994 19:29:31

Is there a bug?  Everytime some goes over there quota (hard) it locks up
the system.  I am using quota 1.32.  


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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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