quotas + jail ?

Michal Mertl michal.mertl at i.cz
Wed Jan 11 06:46:16 PST 2006

Vladimir Dvorak wrote:
> Hello,
> I have simple question - is possible to use quotas in jail(8) environment ?

Yes, it is, although with some restrictions. 

You have to enable the disk quotas from the host (have them listed in
host's /etc/fstab).

To operate the quotas from inside the jail quotas have to be mentioned
in jail's /etc/fstab too (when using the file name of quota file it has
to be relative to jail's root). Repquota/edquota/quota work inside the

You have to keep in mind that disk quotas are in fact a property of a
filesystem and are not related to jails at all. So if two jails share a
filesystem the disk quotas are shared too. If you have users with the
same UID in both the jails they will share the quota.


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