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__QUOTACTL(2)                 System Calls Manual                __QUOTACTL(2)

     __quotactl -- manipulate file system quotas

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

     #include <&lt;sys/quota.h>&gt;
     #include <&lt;sys/quotactl.h>&gt;

     __quotactl(const char *path, struct quotactl_args *args);

     The __quotactl() call manipulates file system quotas.  This is an
     internal interface and is documented for reference purposes only.  All
     application and utility code should use the libquota(3) interface.

     The __quotactl() function performs one of several quota-related
     operations on the file system named by path.  The operation and arguments
     to that operation are passed in the args argument.  The operation is
     stored in the qc_op member of args.  The arguments are placed in a union
     such that the first and second arguments of the operation
     QUOTACTL_EXAMPLE are found as the members u.example.qc_arg1 and
     u.example.qc_arg2.  The descriptions below will refer to the operations
     as functions of the form QUOTACTL_EXAMPLE(int arg1, int arg2) and elide
     the encoding of these arguments into the args structure.  Explicit
     mention of the path argument is also omitted.

     There are fourteen quota control operations.  These are:

     QUOTACTL_STAT(struct quotastat *info)
             Information about the quota implementation on the selected volume
             is returned in info.  The quotastat structure contains the
             following members:

             qs_implname      A human-readable string describing the
                              underlying implementation of quotas.  This is
                              suitable for display to users (and system
                              administrators) but should not be interpreted by
                              software.  See quota_getimplname(3).

             qs_numidtypes    The number of ID types supported by this
                              implementation.  See quota_getnumidtypes(3).

             qs_numobjtypes   The number of object types supported by this
                              implementation.  See quota_getnumobjtypes(3).

             qs_restrictions  Flags identifying specific semantic limitations
                              of the implementation.  See

     QUOTACTL_IDTYPESTAT(int idtype, struct quotaidtypestat *info)
             Information about a particular ID type on the selected volume is
             returned in info.  The quotaidtypestat structure contains the
             following members:

             qis_name         The name of the ID type.  See

     QUOTACTL_OBJYPESTAT(int objtype, struct quotaobjtypestat *info)
             Information about a particular object type on the selected volume
             is returned in info.  The quotaobjtypestat structure contains the
             following members:

             qos_name         The name of the object type.  See

             qos_isbytes      A flag that is nonzero if the object type is
                              something measured in bytes.  See

     QUOTACTL_GET(const struct quotakey *key, struct quotaval *val)
             Return in val the quota information selected by key.  See

     QUOTACTL_PUT(const struct quotakey *key, const struct quotaval *val)
             The quota information selected by key is updated to the values
             provided in val.  Note that the current usage information, which
             is file system meta-data, cannot be updated via this interface.
             If the usage information is incorrect a tool such as fsck(8) or
             quotacheck(8) with file-system-specific knowledge must be used to
             repair the on-disk information.  See quota_put(3).

     QUOTACTL_DELETE(const struct quotakey *key)
             The quota information selected by key is removed.  See

     QUOTACTL_CURSOROPEN(struct quotakcursor *cursor)
             A cursor for iterating the quota information is created.  The
             quotakcursor structure is a semi-opaque type holding the
             iteration state used by the quota implementation.  The caller is
             responsible for allocating and maintaining storage for the
             cursor.  Every cursor that is opened should be closed.  It is not
             specified whether a cursor remains valid if memcpy(3) is used to
             move it to a different location in user memory.  It is not
             specified whether or how a cursor may be duplicated.  Passing an
             uninitialized, corrupted, or closed cursor to operations other
             than QUOTACTL_CURSOROPEN() will produce unspecified behavior.  As
             per general standards for system calls such actions must not
             produce undefined or materially adverse behavior in the kernel;
             however, the effect on a user process may be arbitrary.  The
             libquota(3) interface wraps the system call level quota cursors
             in a friendlier interface.  See quota_opencursor(3).

     QUOTACTL_CURSORCLOSE(struct quotakcursor *cursor)
             The cursor passed in is closed.  See quotacursor_close(3).

     QUOTACTL_CURSORSKIPIDTYPE(struct quotakcursor *cursor, int idtype)
             This operation provides a hint that iteration can skip over a
             particular ID type.  The implementation is not obliged to honor
             the hint.  See quotacursor_skipidtype(3).

     QUOTACTL_CURSORGET(struct quotakcursor *cursor, struct quotakey *keys,
             struct quotaval *vals, unsigned maxnum, unsigned *ret)
             This operation retrieves data at the current cursor position and
             advances it.  Up to maxnum quota records are retrieved and stored
             into the arrays named by keys and vals.  The number of records
             retrieved is stored into the variable pointed to by ret.  See
             quotacursor_get(3) and quotacursor_getn(3).

     QUOTACTL_CURSORATEND(struct quotakcursor *cursor, int *ret)
             This operation generates a nonzero value if the cursor has
             reached the end of the available quota information and zero
             otherwise.  The generated value is stored into the variable
             pointed to by ret.  See quotacursor_atend(3).

     QUOTACTL_CURSORREWIND(struct quotakcursor *cursor)
             This operation updates the cursor state so that further calls to
             QUOTACTL_CURSORGET() will begin again at the start of the
             iteration.  See quotacursor_rewind(3).

     QUOTACTL_QUOTAON(int idtype, const char *quotafile)
             This operation is accepted only by old-style (``quota1'') quota
             implementations.  Quotas for the ID type named by idtype are
             switched on, and the file quotafile is used to hold the quota
             information.  This operation can also be used when quotas are
             already switched on to change the file used to hold the quota
             information.  Note however that as the current usage information
             in the file must be consistent with the current state of the file
             system, in general it is not safe to call QUOTACTL_QUOTAON()
             except in single-user mode.  See quotaon(8) for more information.
             Normally quotaon 8 is run during the boot sequence after
             quotacheck 8 .  Also see quota_quotaon(3).

     QUOTACTL_QUOTAOFF(int idtype)
             This operation is accepted only by old-style (``quota1'') quota
             implementations.  Quotas for the ID type named by idtype are
             switched off.  Once quotas are switched off the file system
             behaves as if no quotas are present.  Normally quotaoff 8 is run
             during the shutdown sequence.  Also see quota_quotaoff(3).

     On success, __quotactl() returns 0.  Otherwise the value -1 is returned
     and an error code reflecting the reason for the failure is placed in

     __quotactl() failures include:

     [EFAULT]           A pointer points outside the process's allocated
                        address space.

     [EINVAL]           The operation code was out of range; or a requested ID
                        or object type was out of range; or a corrupted or
                        invalid cursor was passed in.

     [ENODEV]           The requested action was inappropriate for (or not
                        supported by) the selected volume.

     [ENOENT]           No quota information exists for the requested key.

     [ENOMEM]           Memory could not be allocated within the kernel.

     [ENXIO]            The target file system type is capable of supporting
                        quotas, but quotas are not enabled on the selected

     [EOPNOTSUPP]       The target file system does not support quotas.

     quota(1), libquota(3), fstab(5), edquota(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8),
     quotarestore(8), repquota(8)

     The original quotactl() function call appeared in 4.3BSD-Reno.  The
     current __quotactl() interface appeared in NetBSD 6.0.

     As of this writing the error returns that occur in practice are not
     always completely consistent with the intent documented above.

     There should be some way to integrate this call with the resource limit
     interface provided by setrlimit(2) and getrlimit(2).

NetBSD 6.1.5                   February 11, 2012                  NetBSD 6.1.5