problem with large quotas
ken at oceana.com
Tue Apr 5 12:21:41 EDT 2005
Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
> this is from an old thread:
> --On 28. September 2004 14:23:08 Uhr -0400 Ken Murchison
> <ken at oceana.com> wrote:
>> Philip Chambers wrote:
>>> 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 situation?
>> Yes, both the quota limit and quota usage are limited to 32-bits. Cyrus
>> 2.3 uses 64-bits (long long int) on systems that support it.
> I wonder if this is still true for 2.2.10. I set my quota to 3 GBs and
> it seems to work OK:
> cyrus.rrz.uni-koeln.de> sq user/a0620 3000000
> cyrus.rrz.uni-koeln.de> lq user/a0620
> STORAGE 297144/3000000 (9.9048%)
> [cyrus at lvr13 imap]$ quota user/a0620
> Quota % Used Used Root
> 3000000 9 297163 user/a0620
> Am I missing something?
The limit is measured in Kbytes where the usage is measured in bytes.
So, while you can theoretically set the limit to 2TB (2GB * 1KB), the
usage is still limited to 2GB (32 bits). Did I explain this clearly?
Reading it myself, I'm not sure I did. ;)
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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