SummaryQuota Problems on Sol 2.4,Sol2.5

From: Seela Balkissoon (
Date: Thu Oct 10 1996 - 11:24:19 CDT

    To Summarize, there was only one response on this problem.
    John Bradley <
    who appears to be experiencing similar problems
    Apparently the quotas file on the partition seems to reach
    some kind of limit or corruption (I am not sure whether it has
    to do with a system table of some sorts)

    Solution: Steps taken

    1. I turned quota off on the partition
         quotaoff -v /disk13/pe

    2. Removed the quotas file
         rm quotas

    3. touch quotas
         with root ownership and permissions set to 600 on quotas
    4. turned quota back on
         quotaon -v /disk13/pe
    5. Recreated users quotas
         edquota username
         (If several users and all have the same limit use
          edquota -p prototypeuser * )

    6. Update the quotas file
         quotacheck -v /disk13/pe

    7. test users on partition

     Hi Managers,

        I am experiencing problems enabling quotas properly
     on my systems. The quotas file does not get updated and
     users can exceed their quota without any errors or warning

     Here is the scenario:
     On File Server where disks are mounted from
     we are running Solaris2.5.
     The vfstab file indicates quotas are enabled
  Here is a line from /etc/vfstab

/dev/dsk/c2t1d0s4 c2t1d0s4 /disk13 ufs 2 yes rq,quota

   From /etc/mnttab

/dev/dsk/c2t1d0s4 /disk13/pe ufs quota,suid,rw,dev=8000fc 84477723

  The quota file on /disk13/pe looks like this

    216 -rw------- 1 root 1600000 Oct 8 11:00 quotas

  IN THE CLIENTS, Solaris2.4 is run

   The disks are nfs mounted as

  /disk13/pe /nfs/disk13/pe nfs rw,hard,bg,intr,nosuid,quota,actimeo=1,rsize=4096,wsize=4096 0 0

   The most interesting part is that some disks quotas are functioning
   properly? They are all set up the same way
   Any help, suggestions will the greatly appreciated and i will summarise


Seela Balkissoon
Computer Systems
York University, Department of Computer Science

"Management is doing things right;Leadership is doing the right thing"

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