Re: Bug in disk Quota's on 2.2.19 (and maybe other kernels) ?

From: Jan Kara (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 09:45:15 EST


> I've just started using Disk Quotas with Redhat 6.2, and 2.2.19 kernel, ext2.
> Everything is working ok except I notice an anomoly - if I have an apache
> log file (which is kept open while apache is running) which is owned by a
> normal user account, and I chown it to root, the quotas are not updated to
> reflect the fact that the user who used to own the file should have less
> space "used" from their quota. There should be a decrease in the amount of
> space used in their quota by the size of the file.
  I tried to reproduce the problem at home but I didn't succeed. Are you
able to reproduce the problem? Is the problem occuring just for that
log file or chowning any file doesn't work?


Jan Kara <>
SuSE CR Labs
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