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8.170. quota

Updated quota packages that fix one bug and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The quota packages contain a suite of system administration tools for monitoring and limiting user and group disk usage on file systems.

Bug Fix

When SELinux denied access to the quotacheck utility, the "quotacheck -c" command did not report any errors and failed with the exit code 0. With this update, quotacheck internals have been changed to propagate any error with an appropriate non-zero exit code, and to print accurate warnings if the old quota file could not be used. As a result, quotacheck now reports errors correctly while initializing quotas on a file system.


The edquota and setquota utilities now support input values entered with the use of multiplicative unit abbreviations (K, M, G, T).
With this update, the quotacheck utility no longer checks quota files on the GFS2 and XFS file systems. Since these file systems do not have any quota files, the check was redundant.
Users of quota are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add these enhancements.