Bug 198301 - xfs root filesystem quota problem
xfs root filesystem quota problem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-07-10 17:56 EDT by Jan Engelhardt
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:06 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Engelhardt 2006-07-10 17:56:19 EDT
Description of problem:
The finished initrd image does not seem to support the rootflags= option
required for quota when / is XFS.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5 Bordeaux/i686

How reproducible:
Adding rootflags=usrquota,grpquota to the kernel boot line has no effect.

Actual results:
No quota activated on /

Expected results:
Should have activated quota on xfs /.

Additional info:
initrd scripts (distro-independent) go like this:
mount /, mostly indicated by root= option or by some other trick
look at /etc/fstab
remount / using the flags in /etc/fstab

This does not work for XFS because activating quota must be done on _the very
first_ mount and is rejected with an error is attempted later. This is why
rootflags= must be used. In environments where kernels with no initrd are used,
the kernel passed rootflags= directly to the xfs code; in environments where
initrds are employed, the initrd scripts must parse it out and pass to the first
mount command (when mounting / readonly).

The latter (parsing rootflags= in initrd) is not supported.
Comment 1 Peter Jones 2006-08-16 17:09:53 EDT
Why can't this just be set in fstab like with other filesystem parameters?
Comment 2 Jan Engelhardt 2006-08-16 17:21:21 EDT
Because, the filesystem that contains fstab must _already_ be mounted using usrquota and/or grpquota, even if it is just mounted read-only.
Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2008-02-12 22:15:18 EST
Peter, essentially quotas on xfs are not a remountable option, IIRC.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:16:40 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:06:16 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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