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CONFIG_QUOTA: Quota support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_QUOTA has multiple definitions:

Quota support found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_QUOTA:

Help text

If you say Y here, you will be able to set per user limits for disk usage (also called disk quotas). Currently, it works for the ext2, ext3, and reiserfs file system. ext3 also supports journalled quotas for which you don't need to run quotacheck(8) after an unclean shutdown. For further details, read the Quota mini-HOWTO, available from http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto, or the documentation provided with the quota tools. Probably the quota support is only useful for multi user systems. If unsure, say N.

Quota support found in fs/quota/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_QUOTA:

Help text

If you say Y here, you will be able to set per user limits for disk usage (also called disk quotas). Currently, it works for the ext2, ext3, ext4, jfs, ocfs2 and reiserfs file systems. Note that gfs2 and xfs use their own quota system. Ext3, ext4 and reiserfs also support journaled quotas for which you don't need to run quotacheck(8) after an unclean shutdown. For further details, read the Quota mini-HOWTO, available from http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto, or the documentation provided with the quota tools. Probably the quota support is only useful for multi user systems. If unsure, say N.

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