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Re: Quota per directory

On 3/21/07, Lamont Peterson <lamont gurulabs com> wrote:
On Wednesday 21 March 2007 02:14am, Ahmed Kamal wrote:
> Coming from a systems administration background, I was very surprised to
> find out that fedora (well Linux actually) doesn't have a per directory
> quota. It is very common and needed IMHO to have a quota per directory, as
> the directory basically represents a project some people are working on.
> One would want to make sure that a certain project would not consume all
> disk space. Only XFS seemed to have per "project" quota (I even think the
> Linux implementation doesn't have that!)

Linux "only" has per-filesystem quota support.  You're asking for what's
called "tree quotas" support.

What would be wrong with the OP using LVM to set up defined logical
volumes per project?  The quota is then enforced, it sits on top of
standard ext3 and provides the possibility of expanding/changing the
quotas in the future while bypassing the need to do the tree-quota


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