problem with large quotas

Philip Chambers P.A.Chambers at
Tue Sep 28 12:14:44 EDT 2004

I have just encountered a problem with setting a large quota and it appears that the 
code must be using just 32 bit arithmetic!

I set a user to have a 10 gigabyte quota and the user was treated as being 
over-quota with just 10 megabytes.  I presume there will be problems if I set a 
quote of over 2 gigabytes which is the 32 bit limit.  Can anyone clarify the 

Phil Chambers (postmaster at
University of Exeter

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