[Linux-cluster] GFS2: quota file size not a multiple of struct gfs2_quota

Abhijith Das adas at redhat.com
Wed Nov 11 18:42:19 UTC 2009

Hi Anthony,

I just filed a RH bugzilla for this problem. 
Could you please also post your compressed quota file to this 
bugzilla using the steps highlighted in the bug description?

Unfortunately, I haven't looked at this problem yet. I hope to 
pretty soon, though.


----- "Anthony Uk" <uk-linux-cluster at dataway.ch> wrote:

> From: "Anthony Uk" <uk-linux-cluster at dataway.ch>
> To: linux-cluster at redhat.com
> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:23:06 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: [Linux-cluster] GFS2: quota file size not a multiple of struct gfs2_quota
> Hello
> I am quite unable to get quotas on my GFS2 filesystem to work
> properly. 
> I have tried to do gfs2_quota reset followed by gfs2_quota init, but
> the 
> latter always comes back with:
> warning: quota file size not a multiple of struct gfs2_quota
> Warning: This filesystem doesn't seem to have the new quota list
> format 
> or the quota list is corrupt. list, check and init operation
> performance 
> will suffer due to this. It is recommended that you run the
> 'gfs2_quota 
> reset' operation to reset the quota file. All current quota
> information 
> will be lost and you will have to reassign all quota limits and
> warnings
> I see from the archives that a gentleman named Scooter had the same 
> issue a while back, but have not found any mention of a fix.
> This takes place both with quota=on and quota=off and without any 
> processes accessing the file system, and only one node having mounted
> the file system. I mounted the gfs2meta system and the quota file
> (after 
> gfs2_quota init) is always 17668312 bytes in size.
> If I just do reset but no init, and then set gfs2_quota limit, things
> seem to work properly to start with (albeit without the current
> contents 
> being reflected in the numbers) but sooner or later some ridiculous 
> numbers appear, such as a user having 70 exabytes (I don't have the 
> exact output any more).
> I might add that gfs2_fsck gives me lots of warnings of the type:
> Unlinked block found at block 952956 (0xe8a7c), left unchanged.
> I don't know whether that has anything to do with it.
> This is under Centos 5.4 x64, kernel 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5 and 
> gfs2-utils.x86_64                        0.1.62-1.el5
> If there's anything I can do to help get this fixed do let me know.
> Kind regards
> Anthony Uk
> www.dataway.ch
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