What exactly *IS* the status of 2GB quotas? [WAS Re: ****Re: Odd quota problem]

Simon Matter simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Wed Aug 9 15:55:16 EDT 2006

> --On Wednesday, August 09, 2006 7:10 PM +0200 Daniel Eckl <deckl at nero.com>
> wrote:
>> https://bugzilla.andrew.cmu.edu/show_bug.cgi?id=1212
>> https://bugzilla.andrew.cmu.edu/show_bug.cgi?id=2690
> Thanks!
> --On Wednesday, August 09, 2006 8:36 PM +0200 Simon Matter
> <simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com> wrote:
>> With 2.2 it was 2GB, with 2.3 it may be 2TB or something, just usually
>> large enough.
> Great!
>> 64-bit quota has been made in 2.3 and backported to 2.2. They work the
>> same way. I don't know what your problem is but maybe you have to update
>> quota with "quota -f" after switching your mailspool to the 64bit quota
>> thing.
> Heh... Did I say what my problem is? :)  No problem... no problem... I
> just
> wanted to know the definitive answer, which you guys gave me!
>>>   Does the large quota patch require a 64-bit machine/os in order to
>>>     permit quotas larger than 2GB?
>> No, it works fine on 32bit cpu/os.
> Thank you both for your quick answers.  FYI, we are running on a version
> older than 2.2.12.  However, we will be likely upgrading to Linux and the
> latest version of Cyrus maybe in December.  It is unlikely we will patch
> our software right now to accomodate quotas larger than 2GB, but maybe it
> won't be up to me on that... Only 1 user is requesting a larger quota than
> that right now.

Okay, just to make it clear again, 2.2.12 does not include the 64bit quota
patches but I included the patches in my 2.2.12 rpms.


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