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QUOTACTL(2)		 DragonFly System Calls Manual		   QUOTACTL(2)

NAME

quotactl -- manipulate filesystem quotas

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h> #include <ufs/ufs/quota.h> int quotactl(const char *path, int cmd, int id, void *addr);

DESCRIPTION

The quotactl() call enables, disables and manipulates filesystem quotas. A quota control command given by cmd operates on the given filename path for the given user id. (NOTE: One should use the QCMD macro defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h> to formulate the value for cmd.) The address of an optional command specific data structure, addr, may be given; its inter- pretation is discussed below with each command. Currently quotas are supported only for the ``ufs'' filesystem. For ``ufs'', a command is composed of a primary command (see below) and a command type used to interpret the id. Types are supported for interpre- tation of user identifiers (USRQUOTA) and group identifiers (GRPQUOTA). The ``ufs'' specific commands are: Q_QUOTAON Enable disk quotas for the filesystem specified by path. The command type specifies the type of the quotas being enabled. The addr argument specifies a file from which to take the quotas. The quota file must exist; it is normally created with the quotacheck(8) program. The id argument is unused. Only the super-user may turn quotas on. Q_QUOTAOFF Disable disk quotas for the filesystem specified by path. The command type specifies the type of the quotas being disabled. The addr and id arguments are unused. Only the super-user may turn quotas off. Q_GETQUOTA Get disk quota limits and current usage for the user or group (as determined by the command type) with identifier id. Addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>). Q_SETQUOTA Set disk quota limits for the user or group (as determined by the command type) with identifier id. Addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>). The usage fields of the dqblk structure are ignored. This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_SETUSE Set disk usage limits for the user or group (as determined by the command type) with identifier id. Addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>). Only the usage fields are used. This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_SYNC Update the on-disk copy of quota usages. The command type specifies which type of quotas are to be updated. The id and addr parameters are ignored.

RETURN VALUES

The quotactl() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

A quotactl() call will fail if: [EOPNOTSUPP] The kernel has not been compiled with the QUOTA option. [EUSERS] The quota table cannot be expanded. [EINVAL] Cmd or the command type is invalid. In Q_GETQUOTA and Q_SETQUOTA, quotas are not currently enabled for this filesystem. [EACCES] In Q_QUOTAON, the quota file is not a plain file. [EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of a path prefix. [ENOTDIR] A component of a path prefix was not a directory. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of either pathname exceeded 255 charac- ters, or the entire length of either path name exceeded 1023 characters. [ENOENT] A filename does not exist. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translat- ing a pathname. [EROFS] In Q_QUOTAON, the quota file resides on a read-only filesystem. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to a file containing quotas. [EFAULT] An invalid addr was supplied; the associated structure could not be copied in or out of the kernel. [EFAULT] Path points outside the process's allocated address space. [EPERM] The call was privileged and the caller was not the super-user.

SEE ALSO

quota(1), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)

HISTORY

The quotactl() function call appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.

BUGS

There should be some way to integrate this call with the resource limit interface provided by setrlimit(2) and getrlimit(2). DragonFly 3.9 March 5, 1999 DragonFly 3.9