warnquota and nfs

  • Sachin Prabhu

    Sachin Prabhu - 2007-11-15

    Warnquota does not seem to work over NFS mounts.

    It looks like the support does not exist because the quotafile_ops_rpc does not have support for scan_dquots(). Since the man page does describe that warnquota should work for rpc, this confuses users.  Is this analysis correct ?

    If nfs isn't supported, any ETA on when this support will be provided ?

    Sachin Prabhu

    • Jan Kara

      Jan Kara - 2007-11-15

      That is actually an unlucky formulation in the manpage (I've changed that now). warnquota (and repquota) have no way to work over NFS (and missing scan_dquots() is just a small part of it). warnquota has no way of getting a list of users having quota so it cannot query server about them. It would be possible to extend RPC protocol to support listing all users with quotas but I have no plan to do it... What do you need this for? I ask because warnquota is supposed to be run on a NFS server where this is no problem...

    • Sachin Prabhu

      Sachin Prabhu - 2007-11-16

      Thank you for your reply.

      This problem was reported to us by our clients. We will ask them to run warnquota on the server instead.

      Sachin Prabhu


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