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SubjectRe: [PATCH] quota: Turn quotas off when remounting read-only
Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2008 15:37:21 +0100 Jan Kara <> wrote:
>> Turn off quotas before filesystem is remounted read only. Otherwise quota will
>> try to write to read-only filesystem which does no good... We could also just
>> refuse to remount ro when quota is enabled but turning quota off is consistent
>> with what we do on umount.

[a nice one-liner snipped]

> Cool. And this is applicable to 2.6.23, 2.6.22 and even earlier, isn't it?

Provided the amount of time this issue exists, I don't think it's worth
to push it to -stable. It's an oooooooold, issue, which happens quite
rarely, and no one bothered to report it so far... But it's not my
call... ;)

But... I'm thinking about this scenario:

# mount /data
# quotaon /data
(some maintenance stuff to be planned)
# mount -o remount,ro /data
(do backup etc)
# mount -r remount,rw /data

at this point, it's expected that quota on /data is enabled.
After this patch, it's not anymore...

I think it's more usual scenario than mine (umount instead of
remount-rw). And this change will break it. So I'm not sure
what really to do here. Probably refusing remount-ro if quota
is on is better... it's annoying for sure, but at least it's
explicit, and avoids the handg too.


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