Hello. On 29 Jun 2003, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Dan Nelson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > The only thing I can think of that might work: if you didn't mind a > > whole lot of filesystems, you could create a filesystem per directory > > you wanted to control. Then the filessytem size itself would be the > > "quota". > > I'm not following this suggestion. > > Quotas are per-user, *per-filesystem*, as you said the first time. So > it's not necessary to put each user's critical space on a different > filesystem. In fact, what quotas do is protect users from each other > on a given filesystem. What he is saying is, if I want to control the size of a directory, but there will be file creations in that directory from more than one user, I need to do something besides quotas, since quotas only count how much that user has created, NOT how much is in the directory total. So my question was, is there a way to control how big a directory can grow, regardless of who is putting what files in that directory. So far, his answer was that I could just make each directory its own filesystem, which would definitiely work, but I wondering if perhaps there is a more elegant way to do this ? Again, I am just trying to take an arbitrary directory, say: /export/data7/homes/jerry and place a configurable limit on how big that directory can get, without mounting it as its own filesystem... thanks. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"