quota on hammer (was: Re: HAMMER status WEF March 2009 - outsider viewpoint)

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Thu Mar 5 03:20:54 PST 2009

On Thu, 05 Mar 2009 11:30:52 +0100
"Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode at fs.ei.tum.de> wrote:

> Bill Hacker wrote:
> > -- limited/no ability to enforce quotas / prevent overflow damage.
> I think Bill is hitting an interesting point here, which I'd like to 
> discuss lightly:
> What is "quota" on hammer?  Is it what "du" reports or is it what 
> (including history) is stored on the HDD?  I think we need to make a 
> choice here before we can implement quotas.

	Given that the main purpose of quotas is to protect against a user
filling the filesystem I think it has to be the actual storage including

	This leads me to the thought that it may be useful to be able to
selectively throw away the history for a selected file, it's probably too
messy though given the presence snapshot symlinks.

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