[TUHS] Quotas - did anyone ever use them?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri May 31 10:37:34 AEST 2019

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 06:21:02PM -0600, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
> Several list members report having used, or suffered under, filesystem
> quotas.
> At the University Utah, in the College of Science, and later, the
> Department of Mathematics, we have always had an opposing view:
> 	Disk quotas are magic meaningless numbers imposed by some bozo
> 	ignorant system administrator in order to prevent users from
> 	getting their work done.
> Thus, in my 41 years of systems management at Utah, we have not had a
> SINGLE SYSTEM with user disk quotas enabled.

I can see both sides of this, but man, do I love the attitude of just
get out of their way and let them do their work.  I get the reasons 
that other people did disk quotas, it's reasonable, but I like Nelson's
approach better.

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