quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Mike Jakubik mikej at rogers.com
Mon May 8 05:34:27 UTC 2006

David Nugent wrote:
> Janet Sullivan wrote:
>> No, I don't use quotas.  I doubt the majority of FreeBSD users do.
> I don't either, but "the majority of FreeBSD users" is a shifting 
> thing, and very hard to make generalisations about. Once quota was 
> about shell users, now it's more common for mail servers to manage 
> storage quotas in a more appropriate way according to their storage 
> mechanism and there are less shell users due to more convenient and 
> "user friendly" networking applications that provide functionality 
> that can be more easily secured.
> Quotas are now used more often with samba than anything else, and of 
> course it's use has skyrocketted in recent years for obvious reasons. 
> So who knows...

Quotas are important to certain mail servers as you mention, and they 
are also very important for webhosting. Hosting solutions such as Plesk 
utilize quotas. As we all know, fbsd has been the OS of choice for 
webhosting, lets not let that slip away.

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