Hello Matthew,
      Thanks for the reply.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>"
To: To Stacey Roberts
Date: Tue, 09 Mar, 2004 14:05 GMT
Subject: Re: Per-User QUOTA's vs blocksize

> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 06:48:51PM +0000, Stacey Roberts wrote:
> > "You may limit allocations based on disk space (block quotas)"
> > 
> > What exactly is the size of a block?
> As the quota system uses the term, a block is 512b -- this unit is
> also called a sector in some situations, but it's basically the same
> thing.  It reflects the size of the underlying sector structures
> within the filesystem.

Ahh.., thanks for that.

> Most applications that deal in file sizes can deal in units of blocks,
> (eg. the -s argument to newfs(8) takes an argument in units of sectors
> or blocks, although just to be confusing, newfs(8) also uses
> 'block-size' with a different meaning) and in some of the older ones
> blocks are the default measure.  However, more commonly used
> applications (like df(1)) or more recently written ones either default
> to reporting in more familiar units -- b, kb, Mb -- or have mechanisms
> for changing to those units.

Cheers for this.



>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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