Bug 40194 - quota fails to generate quota files
Summary: quota fails to generate quota files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: quota
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 47577 53466 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-11 07:05 UTC by Tibor SANDOR
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-09-12 10:49:27 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2001:108 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated quota package for Red Hat Linux 7.1 2001-08-30 04:00:00 UTC

Description Tibor SANDOR 2001-05-11 07:05:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
1. quotacheck does not creates aquota.user or aquota.group files.
(freshly installed system with only one partition: /)
2. quotacheck does not repair corrupted aquota files.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
(aquota.user is created this way:
touch quota.user
convertquota /

1. rm aquota.user
2. quotacheck -u /

Step 2. can be replaced with reset button.
(After unclean shutdown quotacheck should run from /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit)

Actual Results:  Nothing.

Expected Results:  aquota.user file should be created.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ward D'Hooghe 2001-05-15 17:13:26 UTC
Try this before you turn on quota: 
convertquota -ug /

Comment 2 Tibor SANDOR 2001-05-16 08:05:50 UTC
man quotacheck says:

If a file(aquota.user and/or aquota.group) is not present, quotacheck will 
create it.

quotacheck is normally run at boot time as an init script located 
in /etc/init.d before enabling disk quotas with quotaon.

Either the man page is incorrect or quotacheck does not do its job.

My opinion is: if something corrupts aquota files (eg.: I deleted them)
quotacheck should recreate or correct them without using convertquota, or any 
other commands.

convertquota is responsible for upgrading quota files, but why should I use for 
a newly installed system.

/etc/rc.d/sysinit runs convertquota if quota.user or quota.group exists, but
if not, then quotacheck does not do anything because there will be no aquota 

Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-08-30 14:58:05 UTC
agreed, this is being fixed.

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2001-08-30 16:38:44 UTC
*** Bug 47577 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Preston Brown 2001-09-10 13:43:35 UTC
*** Bug 53466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Speedy 2001-09-12 10:49:22 UTC
* repquota -ua segfaults after the output of the data
* repquota doesn't seem to print out correct values, because e.g. deleting
files does not change the numbers showed with repquota

Comment 7 Seth Vidal 2001-12-10 03:59:02 UTC
I think this bug is still active for rh 7.2 systems

I cannot get quotas on a brand new system to work correctly.

they won't turn on and they won't let me generate new files.

Comment 8 Seth Vidal 2001-12-10 04:37:44 UTC
This is definitely still happening on quota 3.01pre9-3 on 7.2

I'm reopening it.

Comment 9 Seth Vidal 2001-12-10 04:45:28 UTC
oops, I'd like to reopen it - but I can't. B/c I didn't file it originally.

could we reopen this one? please?


Comment 10 Seth Vidal 2001-12-10 04:50:20 UTC
ok, I'll be quiet, I promise, it is working correctly I was just misreading.

just ignore my last 4 comments.



Comment 11 Peter Abeles 2002-12-29 05:03:47 UTC
I seem to be experiencing the exact same bug in Redhat 8.0  the version of quota
that I am using is quota-3.06-5.

The system I am using was a fresh install of 8.0 with the only one file system
(also /).

Comment 12 Mark Adams 2003-07-14 20:12:31 UTC
I'm pretty sure that they mean that you can use quotacheck to create the quota 
file, not that it will automatically be created when quotacheck is run after a 
reboot (from init). You will typically need to use the "-c" parameter to create 
the quota file, which is not done in the init file.

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