quota deadlock on 6.1-RC1

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon May 8 05:36:10 UTC 2006

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 01:34:34AM -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
> 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.

Feel free to stop beating the dead horse any day now...

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