Subject: Re: Slow quota checks at boot?
To: David Maxwell , NetBSD Users <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/13/2001 22:10:18
On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 02:38:34PM -0500, David Maxwell wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 11:48:49AM +0200, Jukka Marin wrote:
> > Are the quota checks (file system scans) really necessary at boot time?
> > On this particular system, the checks take about 20 minutes.....
> Well, are you running a system where you need disk quotas? Few
> situations really do.

Running a system with over 34,500 users REALLY needs quotas, IMHO :)
(Disks aren't THAT big yet..)

> Updating them at boot (before the system becomes active) is the easy way
> to get good numbers - it could be recoded otherwise, but has never been
> a feature in demand, as far as I can recall.

I see.  So, there's no easy solution..  What does the quota file contain,
then, if all the information must be gathered again every reboot?