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    SubjectRe: Quota exceeded...
    A somewhat reasonable approach to lessening the effect of such logging is
    to put the process to sleep for a second each time it "causes" the error
    message. That way, badly written user code doesn't kill the system.


    In message <199701260127.UAA07621@jenolan.caipgeneral>,"David S. Miller" writes
    > Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 01:20:28 +0000 (GMT)
    > From: Chris Evans <>
    > Any chance of a printk() when a user's file write is stopped due to
    > hitting a hard quota? Would be a nice thing to have
    > logged. Although perhaps for messages like this and other future
    > messages, we might consider a new log message reporting scheme.
    > Be _really_ careful with this one. For many months we had to bother
    > sun endlessly because Solaris in fact did this, so if some stupid user
    > exceeded his quota and his process was just poorly written and kept on
    > trying the writes etc. your machine goes into %99 system time doing
    > console output.
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