Solved: XFS quotas won't turn on
OK, got it - the newer XFS patches don't use that syntax anymore. You
now need to pass "rootflags=quota" at the boot prompt.
At least it wasn't all that obvious - the new syntax doesn't seem to
mentioned anywhere besides the XFS mailing lists.
Todd Pytel <email@example.com> wrote:
> Running Woody with a vanilla 2.4.20 kernel + SGI XFS patch. I've used
> quotas before, but not with XFS. So maybe I'm missing something...
> The man pages say that to activate quotas on a root XFS filesystem,
> you simply do "quotaon -v /". But if I do that, I get "quotaon:
> quotactl() on /dev/hda1: function not implemented". I have XFS quotas
> configured in the kernel, and they are reported in dmesg. The help
> for that option says that generic CONFIG_QUOTA support is not
> required, but I've tried that too. The mount man page claims that
> "quota" is a valid xfs mount option, but remounts fail with a bad
> option error. I also tried rebuilding the quota package from the
> source deb. Same deal.
> I must be missing something obvious...