September 2nd, 2006, 12:06 AM
/home not in /etc/fstab (regarding quotas)
I've been trying to enable quota on my freebsd 6.0 box twice already and failing on both occassions. I've followed the steps in the handbook but I'm a bit confused.
An entry for the /home directory is missing in the /etc/fstab (as specified in the handbook), because I'm trying to set disk quotas for the home directories. My question is, will it work if I set quota (userquota) to the root directory entry?
I did that before and did an edquota for a user. The system hangs when I tried to ftp a file into that user's home directory, and also hangs when I ftp'ed a file to other home directory. Lastly, it also hangs when I run the command `quota username`. I checked the quota.user file if it existed, it does, at the root directory (I understand that it'll be located there by default).
So far, I've already edited, compiled and installed (twice) my kernel to accomodate quota (added the option), and I've also already edited my /etc/rc.conf file to enable quotas. Basically, the next step would be to edit the /etc/fstab file, where I'm stuck.
This is my /etc/fstab file:
I'm running out of ideas how to set the quota, and I'm a bit cautious of editing the /etc/fstab file already since I've caused my box to fail to boot already...
# Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass#
/dev/ad0s1b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/ad0s1e /tmp ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1f /usr ufs rw 2 2
/dev/ad0s1d /var ufs rw 2 2
/dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0
Note: I have a /dev/ad0s1c file in the /dev directory, not listed in the /etc/fstab file. Already tried mounting it with /home. It says operation not permitted. I've checked /var/log/messages for errors in mounting and whether fsck is required, but no error messages are logs. But I did run fsck anyway (w/o options) and mount it with /home again, still operation not permitted.
September 3rd, 2006, 12:52 PM
Originally Posted by johnhardey
Personally I'd quota the /usr partition. Just make sure there are no qutas set for root (not that there would be anyway)