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4.4.4. Disabling/Enabling Quota Enforcement

Enforcement of quotas can be disabled for a file system without clearing the limits set for all users and groups. Enforcement can also be enabled. Disabling and enabling of quota enforcement is done by changing a tunable parameter, quota_enforce, with the gfs_tool command. The quota_enforce parameter must be disabled or enabled on each node where quota enforcement should be disabled/enabled. Each time the file system is mounted, enforcement is enabled by default. (Disabling is not persistent across unmounts.)


gfs_tool settune MountPoint quota_enforce {0|1}

Specifies the GFS file system to which the actions apply.

quota_enforce {0|1}

0 = disabled

1 = enabled


A value of 0 disables enforcement. Enforcement can be enabled by running the command with a value of 1 (instead of 0) as the final command line parameter. Even when GFS is not enforcing quotas, it still keeps track of the file-system usage for all users and groups so that quota-usage information does not require rebuilding after re-enabling quotas.


This example disables quota enforcement on file system /gfs.

gfs_tool settune /gfs quota_enforce 0

This example enables quota enforcement on file system /gfs.

gfs_tool settune /gfs quota_enforce 1

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