Subject: Re: Quota, Softdeps, and Raid - and the Quality of NetBSD Releases
To: None <>
From: Lasse Kliemann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/13/2006 17:31:09
* Manuel Bouyer:::
> On Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 01:29:03PM +0200, Lasse Kliemann wrote:
> > 
> > as some of you might have noticed already, I ran into serious 
> > trouble using all these three together on one of my machines. 
> > The issue is known as kern/33642. So far, this problem seems 
> > to have received little attention. As I already lined out in 
> > an additional post to netbsd-bugs last week, this problem has 
> > not gone away since RC1 for 3.1. It is still there, and it can 
> > lead to serious damage of the system (loss of /etc/passwd). I 
> > write to this high-traffic list now in the hope to receive 
> > answers to the following questions:
> > 
> > - Is anyone using quotas, softdeps, and raid at the same time 
> >   on some machine, and what are the experiences?
> I have quota+raid without problems, and I can't see how raid could affects
> this. Also, I have the quota files in /var/quota and not on the
> quota-enbabled filesystems, maybe this is what causes troubles
> I would try:
> turning off softdep on /var
> putting the quota files in /var
> also make sure nothing writes to the filesystems with quota enabled while
> quotacheck is running. I once tried enabling the NFS server before
> quotacheck and got a similar panic.

Thanks a lot for your advice! I have set up my system 
accordingly and will now see what happens during the next 
days. I will report my findings here.