Quotas not working on FreeBSD 5.4 for amd64
norgaard at math.ku.dk
Sat Oct 22 09:29:41 PDT 2005
On Sat, 22 Oct 2005, MELVIN D. NAVA wrote:
> Recently (three weeks ago) I bought one dedicated server with FreeBSD
> 5.4-release for amd64 and I haven't been able to use quotas, after I tried
> to enable quotas in fstab over the home filesystem and rebooting, the system
> just hanged so I checked if quota was enabled on the Kernel but it wasn't...
> So I asked at the Datacenter and they told me they tried initially to enable
> quotas on the Kernel but it wasn't working at all and the server wouldn't
1. Make sure your kernel supports quota, the GENERIC kernel does
not. You need to add this line to your kernel config and then
compile and install a new kernel:
options QUOTA #enable disk quotas
2. In fstab as you know, you need to add "userquota" and/or
"groupquota" to the options.
3. Enable or disable quota with quotaon/quotaoff
4. Edit quota for individual users or groups with edquota
I suggest that you keep quota turned off at boot so your system
doesn't hang, then enable quotas after boot as in 3.
> I've been trying to find something like this already documented but I
> haven't found anything at all.
Did you check the handbook? Chp 16.14 seems to be for you. It is
far more detailed than what I just wrote:
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