Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27310
Quotas turned on during boot up when quota isn't used
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:18:58 EDT
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No matter if using the installed kernel, or upgrading via redhat update,
or compiling 2.4.x, you get the user and group quotas turned on message
even if it wasn't compiled into the kernel. You also get the message even
if it was and no quota set up.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Feb 11 22:55:23 linux rc.sysinit: Turning on user and
group quotas for local filesystems: succeeded
Expected Results: If quotas aren't used, you shouldn't see any quota
messages unless configured to do so.
I don't use quotas on my machine, and haven't configured anything to use
them, so therefore shouldn't see any messages about quotas.
If quota is compiled to the kernel, but not used, maybe you shouldn't see
the message, or see it but changed to not being used or something.
Changing it to check for whether they are enabled requires parsing the
fstab to find all the filesystems, and then look at each filesystem's
contents to determine if quotas are enabled for that particular filesystem.
It's faster/more efficient to just leave it the way it is; it doesn't
actually harm anything.