Quota Questions 5.3 Release

Benjamin Dover dawgeestyle at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 22:14:55 GMT 2005

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 16:57:20 -0500, Jon Adams <jonaadam at nsu.nova.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> ~       Theres a high probablility this is a stupid question, but I
> must ask it....
> Heres the situation:  I am leasing a server from a relatively well
> known ISP in the DC area... It is installed w/ FreeBSD 5.3 Release
> (Generic)
> These geniuses gave me the box without the ports tree or the kernel
> sources...  This wouldnt be a problem, except that, among other
> things, they didnt compile in the quota support.  I desperately need it.
> Questions:
> 1. Is there a kernel module to implement quota support (I have googled
> incessantly trying to find it w/o much luck)

Take a look at this section of the handbook

> 2. Is there a trivial way to get the kernel sources and ports tree
> (and more importantly, how safe (in terms of the box coming back) is
> it to recompile the kernel if I can get the sources) - they pretty
> much killed about 50% of my reason for getting FBSD by leaving out the
> ports WTF??.

I would use sysinstall to install the ports tree.  if your not
familiar with it type man sysinstall
> 3. Finally, out of curiousity, does anyone know why quota support is
> left our of the stock FreeBSD Kernel, I am assuming there must be a
> compelling reason for this... and are there any alternatives (short of
> me writing lots of ugly code - which I have lacking time and
> motivation for)

Its not left out its just not an standard option.  Compiling a kernel
is not a difficult task.  It sounds more difficult than it really is.
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