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SubjectRe: RFC - tree quotas for Linux (2.4.12, ext2)
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Jan Kara wrote:

> But how do you solve the following: mv <dir> <some_other_dir>
> The parent changes. You need to go through all the subdirs of <dir> and change
> the TID. This is really hard to get right and to avoid deadlocks
> and races... At least it seems to me so.

Provided you are tracking the total size in each directory, it's just a
matter of subtracting dir's size from the old parent, and adding it to the
new parent. (With suitable checks beforehand to avoid a result which
exceeds quota.)


James.
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any difference if it takes a while to fix it."
-- Ken Olson, in Digital News, 1988

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