Re: quota patches

Andi Gutmans (
Thu, 10 Aug 1995 15:05:08 +0300 (EET DST)


I found a site which has the latest kernels already patched with quota's.
I installed 1.3.15 with quota support and works pretty well. Try /pub/os/linux/kernel/v1.3
It gets updated very frequently too.

Andi Gutmans

On Wed, 9 Aug 1995, Marek Michalkiewicz wrote:

> 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 :-).
> Regards,
> Marek