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Re: xfs_quota off/remove

To: "Michael L. Semon" <mlsemon35@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_quota off/remove
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:47:07 +1100
Cc: "Meij, Henk" <hmeij@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 03:32:29PM -0500, Michael L. Semon wrote:
> On one hand, the man page for xfs_quota states for "off":  "Permanently
> switches quota off for the filesystem identified by the current path.
> Quota can only be switched back on subsequently by unmounting and then
> mounting again."

The *only* method for turning on quotas on XFS on is to mount the filesystem
with the appropriate mount options. You can turn them off in an on-line
fashion by running the "off" command, but you also need to remove
the mount options from the next mount, otherwise that turns them
back on.

If the word "permanently" is the problem, send a patch for th eman
page that explains it properly.

Cheers,

Dave.
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Dave Chinner
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