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Re: So, what about stable quota support in ext3fs?

On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 10:48:46PM +0300, Dmitry Koteroff wrote:
> Äîáðûé âå÷åð.
> 27.03.2003 20:57. Âû íàïèñàëè:
> >>   We  have  some  heavy-loaded  servers  on  ext2, and we want to
> >>   migrate to ext3fs. But we need full and stable quota support.
> >> 
> >>   I have headrd that there are some problems in quota usage under
> >>   ext3fs.  Is  it  true?  Should  we  decline  the  ext3 usage as
> >>   impossible  in our servers?
> > I  hear that it's getting stable. I personally prefer using XFS
> > on  Linux  filesystems  that  need  quotas,  but I haven't used
> > quotas on ext3 in a while.
> Hmmm... I hadn't headrd about XFS at all.
> Here:
> http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/faq.html#quotaswork
> XFS developers say that XFS supports user and group quotas. Good!
> Does  it  mean  than we can safely use XFS in our servers? Do you
> have experience with XFS on high-load servers?

I haven't used XFS on high-load machines, but this should be informative:


Another useful page would be:


In addition to proper quota implementation, it also has POSIX ACL support,
which works quite nicely with Samba. Other advantages are an obviation of
fscking completely, and file size support of up to 9 exabytes (that's

The mailing list for XFS is linux-xfs oss sgi com 

> XFS is the open-source project, or I'm wrong?..

Kind of. XFS is SGI's version of the Unix filesystem (UFS/FFS), and
originally was written only for IRIX. The open-source version of XFS is for
Linux, but it is fully compatible with IRIX, so it is possible to move
disks from an IRIX server and mount them on a Linux server.

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar attglobal net)
-- http://www.earlham.edu/~thompsk/

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