Re: Scary bugs - quota:bug47718
>Package: quota (debian/main).
>Maintainer: Heiko Schlittermann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> 41753 quota: repquota and quotacheck segfault
> 47222 quota: edquota - confusing
> 47718 edquota will not allow soft or hard limits above 4194303 blocks
> Is 47718 critical? 4194303 blocks is one K less than 4G. As on 32bit
> platforms we can currently only support 2G files (actually 1 byte less than
> 2G) does it matter that we can only set a quota of 4G?
> For 64bit platforms it is an issue, but I think that there are more
> significant 64bit issues with the quota system than that.
Bug number 47718:
The limit maybe 4G, but most computers have far bigger harddisk now, and it
only needs a few large files, to exceed the 4G limit, especially if it is a
group quota. This bug is very annoying since it is difficult to run a group
quota on my systems.
There is a bug fix for this problem which was reported in another bug report
number 39249 in July 1999, which I mentioned in a bug report update. I have
noticed that the bug has been marked as "fixed" yesterday.
However a new version of the quota package, does not seem to have been
uploaded. So how can a bug-report be marked as "fixed" if it isn't. I'd
understand if it severity was de-classified to a lower severity.
Dr. Peter Cherriman EMAIL : email@example.com
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Dept. of Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton, United Kingdom