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xfs_quota returns "limits: Function not implemented"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Errors are observed when setting project quotas on an XFS filesystem

server:~ # mount | grep xfs
/dev/system/var on /var type xfs (rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,noquota)
/dev/system/SUSEtest on /root/SUSEtest type xfs (rw,relatime,attr2,inode64,prjquota)

server:~ # mount -o pquota /dev/system/SUSEtest /root/SUSEtest/
server:~ # xfs_quota -x -c "report -h" /root/SUSEtest/
server:~ # cat /etc/projid test:10
server:~ # cat /etc/projects 10:/root/SUSEtest
server:~ # xfs_quota -x -c "limit -p bhard=120m test" xfs_quota: cannot set limits: Function not implemented
server:~ # xfs_quota -x -c "report -h" /root/SUSEtest/ Project quota on /root/SUSEtest (/dev/mapper/system-SUSEtest) Blocks Project ID Used Soft Hard Warn/Grace ---------- --------------------------------- test 0 0 120M 00 [------]


Specify a specific directory to which quotas will be applied to avoid seeing the error.
server:~ # xfs_quota -xc 'limit -p bhard=100m test' /root/SUSEtest

server:~ # xfs_quota -x -c "report -h" /root/SUSEtest/ Project quota on /root/SUSEtest (/dev/mapper/system-SUSEtest) Blocks Project ID Used Soft Hard Warn/Grace ---------- --------------------------------- test 0 0 100M 00 [------]


The xfs_quota command will return the "xfs_quota: cannot set limits: Function not implemented" error for each XFS filesystem mounted that has the "noquota" attribute.

Engineering is still looking into why errors are reported for the "noquota" XFS filesystems.


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  • Document ID:7016701
  • Creation Date: 22-Jul-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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