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QUOTACTL(2)               NetBSD System Calls Manual               QUOTACTL(2)


NAME
quotactl -- manipulate filesystem quotas
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <ufs/ufs/quota.h> int quotactl(const char *path, int cmd, int id, void *addr);
DESCRIPTION
The quotactl() call enables, disables and manipulates filesystem quotas. A quota control command given by cmd operates on the given filename path for the given user id. The address of an optional command specific data structure, addr, may be given; its interpretation is discussed below with each command. Currently quotas are supported only for the ``ffs'' and ``lfs'' filesys- tem. For both of them, a command is composed of a primary command (see below) and a command type used to interpret the id. Types are supported for interpretation of user identifiers and group identifiers. The ``ffs'' and ``lfs'' specific commands are: Q_QUOTAON Enable disk quotas for the filesystem specified by path. The command type specifies the type of the quotas being enabled. The addr argument specifies a file from which to take the quo- tas. The quota file must exist; it is normally created with the quotacheck(8) program. The id argument is unused. Only the super-user may turn quotas on. Q_QUOTAOFF Disable disk quotas for the filesystem specified by path. The command type specifies the type of the quotas being disabled. The addr and id arguments are unused. Only the super-user may turn quotas off. Q_GETQUOTA Get disk quota limits and current usage for the user or group (as determined by the command type) with identifier id. addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>). Q_SETQUOTA Set disk quota limits for the user or group (as determined by the command type) with identifier id. addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>). The usage fields of the dqblk structure are ignored. This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_SETUSE Set disk usage for the user or group (as determined by the command type) with identifier id. addr is a pointer to a struct dqblk structure (defined in <ufs/ufs/quota.h>). Only the usage fields are used. This call is restricted to the super-user. Q_SYNC Update the on-disk copy of quota usages. The command type specifies which type of quotas are to be updated. The id and addr parameters are ignored.
RETURN VALUES
A successful call returns 0, otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno indicates the reason for the failure.
ERRORS
A quotactl() call will fail if: [EOPNOTSUPP] The kernel has not been compiled with the QUOTA option. [EUSERS] The quota table cannot be expanded. [EINVAL] cmd or the command type is invalid. [EACCES] In Q_QUOTAON, the quota file is not a plain file, or search permission is denied for a component of a path prefix. [ENOTDIR] A component of a path prefix was not a directory. [ENAMETOOLONG] A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} charac- ters, or an entire path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} char- acters. [ENOENT] A filename does not exist. [ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translat- ing a pathname. [EROFS] In Q_QUOTAON, the quota file resides on a read-only filesystem. [EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to a file containing quotas. [EFAULT] path points outside the process's allocated address space, or an invalid addr was supplied; the associated structure could not be copied in or out of the kernel. [EPERM] The call was privileged and the caller was not the super-user.
SEE ALSO
quota(1), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), repquota(8)
HISTORY
The quotactl() function call appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.
BUGS
There should be some way to integrate this call with the resource limit interface provided by setrlimit(2) and getrlimit(2). NetBSD 5.0 October 9, 2008 NetBSD 5.0
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