Re: quota patches

Marek Michalkiewicz (
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 20:35:25 +0200 (MET DST)

Andi Gutmans:

> Does anyone know if there is a 1.3.15 kernel with quota support or kernel
> patches for 1.3.15?

The latest one I know of is for 1.3.14. I don't know if it works with
1.3.15 though...

> I want to add that I think quota should be a standard in the linux kernel.

I second this. I know why they didn't go in 1.2, but from reading the
latest quota ChangeLog it looks like there is some progress... Some
of the changes quoted below:

> * Added DIRECT EXT2 access to quotacheck which should make scanning ext2
> disks quite some faster. At the other hand you now need the ext2fs
> libs to compile the quotacheck program.
> * Added support to the different filesystems to call the new dquot_alloc and
> dquot_free functions on block/inode allocation or freeing. (currently ext2)

Now that we have the 1.3.xx development kernels, integrating the quota
patches shouldn't be a problem, and then much more people would test them
to make sure they are 100% bug-free in 1.3.96... Just call them ALPHA
for now (like some drivers) and don't enable them by default. Why not?

Right now I'm running 1.2.11 (with my patches), up 35 days on two machines.
I will try the new 1.2.xx quota patch after a crash or power failure :-).