quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 4 09:02:00 UTC 2006

On Wed, 3 May 2006, David Kirchner wrote:

> I wouldn't dare suggest that all bugs must be fixed prior to a new release, 
> but I will suggest that releases could be delayed to fix critical bugs that, 
> under a completely stock and default installation: stop the filesystem from 
> functioning, report no errors to the user, and require that the user 
> hard-reset their computer. At the very least, the defaults could be modified 
> such that Joe Average User won't be affected by it, and those that want 
> cutting-edge features like snapshots, background fscks, etc. can enable 
> them. This should result in fewer headaches for users and those that help 
> them. Additionally, the users that want these new features are likely those 
> that are already running -STABLE, so it's a lot easier and more practical 
> for them to try the latest incremental updates, as necessary.

Quotas aren't in the default configuration.  To enable quotas, you must 
rebuild your kernel.  Not that I don't think they're important, but they don't 
actually fit in the category you're talking about.

Robert N M Watson

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