Group quota's

Group quota's

Post by Jos Viss » Fri, 30 Dec 1994 20:04:40

I am setting up a HP9000/7xx network for a customer. This customer wants
to be able to limit disk usage based on group membership. HP-UX 9.0 does
only support disk quota's based on uid's.  I know that several other
UN*X operating systems do support group quota's. Is there an upgrade
(or something) to the HP-UX kernel that allows me to install group quota's?

Jos Visser


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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