DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2010-09
Re: Thoughts on Quotas
2010/9/28 Rumko <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Stathis Kamperis wrote:
>> 2010/9/28 Sdävtaker <email@example.com>:
>>> What i tried to sai about history was that user usage should be
>>> measured in a different bag than the history that the user usage
>>> Sorry if it was not clear, english is not my main language and i use
>>> to fail time to time. :-/
>> I kind of agree.
>> Why "punish" user for something that s/he is not able to control
>> directly ? Even more, the user may not be aware of the underlying
>> filesystem's technicalities (how it retains history and so on).
>> Better come up with something else.
>> Best regards,
> Not punishing that user means punishing the whole system and everything
> depending on that system. And as I said before, it's user's data, so who
> should be punished if not the user? The user can always tell the admin that he
> does not any history at all or how much history he needs, so it's purely that
> user's responsibility ... his data, his rules, his reponsibility.
Ok, fine. I'm not strongly opinionated on this. I'm just thinking from
the Josephine perspective, who may not (or even want to) know how her
But if we go this route, then we should also provide history retention
statistics to user-land utilities, such as df(1).
Imagine the confusion of a user that types 'df', sees that the quota
threshold hasn't been reached, yet she is denied further disk storage