[TUHS] Quotas - did anyone ever use them?

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri May 31 06:42:30 AEST 2019

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 7:58 AM David <david at kdbarto.org> wrote:

> I think it was BSD 4.1 that added quotas to the disk system, and I was
> just wondering if anyone ever used them, in academia or industry. As a user
> and an admin I never used this and, while I thought it was interesting,
> just figured that the users would sort it out amongst themselves. Which
> they mostly did.

So, anyone ever use this feature?

The PDP-11 running RSTS/E 7.2 we had in high school had a quota of 100
blocks. It was almost enough to store three BASIC programs...

At college, our VAX running 4.3BSD used the quota system, but it was weird
in ways I can't recall now.... Maybe I couldn't logout when I was over
quota, but I worked around that with telnet...

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