On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 15:39 +1000, Timothy Shimmin wrote:
> If path is a symlink, then the project id is applied to a file
> potentially on another filesystem. Wouldn't it be better to
> add O_NOFOLLOW here ?
You want it to error out if it is a symlink.
Thats not ideal. But some way to stay on the symlink's filesystem
is probably needed here, from the sound of it.
I'm not that familiar with quotas (Nathan?, Donald?), but I would presume
that since symlinks take up space depending on the symlink path, that they
have quota control on the space they take up.
If they require space to be allocated (i.e the symlink target is not
stored in the inode literal area), then that space allocation will be
subject to quota IIRC.
In which case, one would actually not want to follow the symlink but rather
apply a limit to that actual symlink inode.
But I agree, I doubt one wants to follow the symlinks - it would get rather