quota management

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 15:46:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 18:05 +0530, Arun Shrimali wrote:
> 1. For experiment I have crated a user abc and gave the quota of 5mb
> for his home folder, copied the files in his folder successfully, than
> it show "No space left on device", I deleted all the files, but still
> it is showing "No space left on device", I again check but there was
> no file in the home folder. Why it is showing no space ?? Deleting
> files does not release the quota to user ??

The quota system accounts for all files belong to the user, not just
those in his home directory. Is it possible that he owns files in /tmp
(on the same filesystem)? You can use find(1) to check.


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