3.5.4. Disabling/Enabling Quota Enforcement

3.5.4. Disabling/Enabling Quota Enforcement

Enforcement of quotas can be disabled for a file system without clearing the limits set for all users and groups. Enforcement can also be enabled. Disabling and enabling of quota enforcement is done by changing a tunable parameter, quota_enforce, with the gfs_tool command. The quota_enforce parameter must be disabled or enabled on each node where quota enforcement should be disabled/enabled. Each time the file system is mounted, enforcement is enabled by default. (Disabling is not persistent across unmounts.)

To see the current values of the GFS tunable parameters, including quota_enforce, you can use the gfs_tool gettune, as described in Section 3.4, “Displaying GFS Tunable Parameters”.


gfs_tool settune MountPoint quota_enforce {0|1}

Specifies the GFS file system to which the actions apply.

quota_enforce {0|1}

0 = disabled

1 = enabled


A value of 0 disables enforcement. Enforcement can be enabled by running the command with a value of 1 (instead of 0) as the final command line parameter. Even when GFS is not enforcing quotas, it still keeps track of the file system usage for all users and groups so that quota-usage information does not require rebuilding after re-enabling quotas.


This example disables quota enforcement on file system /gfs.

gfs_tool settune /gfs quota_enforce 0

This example enables quota enforcement on file system /gfs.

gfs_tool settune /gfs quota_enforce 1

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