Subject: Re: disk quotas - how do they work?
To: Mirko Thiesen <thiesi@NetWork23.BSDOnLine.ORG>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/17/2000 08:25:10
On Thu, Aug 17, 2000 at 02:17:55AM +0200, Mirko Thiesen wrote:
> I am just wondering if it's normal that the quota.user file on one of the 
> filesystems is rather big:
> (02:09:17) root@ReLink [/home] # ls -la quota.*
> -rw-r-----  1 root  operator     1048544 Aug 17 02:00
> -rw-r-----  1 root  operator  4293918752 Aug 17 02:00 quota.user

What is the largest UID on your system?  AFAIK, the quota file has a
fixed size entry for every UID from 0 to the highest and if you have
a very big UID, then quota file will also be big.  The file has holes
in it (ie. the unused UIDs do not actually use any disk space).

I haven't seen quota files THAT big on my systems, though..