Quotas and latest Webmin release

Since updating to the latest stable Webmin release user and group quotas are not being displayed within Virtualmin nor do I receive the daily emails if domains exceed their respective quota limit. The last message delivered was Saturday which was the day I updated Webmin.

I've gone to Webmin > System > Disk Quotas to check that quotas are enabled for users and groups (they are). I even click on the filesystem and check quota which completed after some time successfully.

However when I go to Virtualmin > System Settings > Re-Check Configuration I get a message that "Quotas are not enabled on the filesystem / which contains home directories under /home and email files under /home. Quota editing has been disabled."



Could you post the /etc/mtab and /etc/fstab files from your system?


/dev/xvda1              /mnt/boot               ext2    errors=remount-ro       0       1
/dev/xvda2              /                       ext3    defaults                1       2
/dev/xvda3              none                    swap    sw                      0       0
/dev/storage/data /home  ext3  grpquota,usrquota,rw 1  0
/dev/xvdh1 /usr ext3 defaults 1 0
/dev/xvdg1 /var ext3 defaults 1 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults,noauto         0       0
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620,noauto   0       0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults                0       0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults,noauto         0       0


/dev/xvda2 / ext3 rw 0 0
tmpfs /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/xvda1 /mnt/boot ext2 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/mapper/storage-data /home ext3 rw,grpquota,usrquota 0 0
/dev/xvdh1 /usr ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/xvdg1 /var ext3 rw 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0

Ok, it looks like there may be a mismatch between the device /home is mounted on in /etc/fstab compared to /etc/mtab .

Could you post a screenshot of what you see if you go to Webmin -> System -> Disk and Network Filesystems? In particular, I am interested in the line(s) for /home

I seem to have a similar issue - i noticed because someone had exceeded their quota but I can't increase the limits. I have to turn off quotas for them to get email. I'm still on debian lenny.

For anyone who is seeing this - make sure that in /etc/fstab , the line for /home has either only tabs between fields, or only spaces. A change to the parser in the latest Webmin for this file can cause it to be read incorrectly if two different separator types are used.

Thanks for the response jamie but that hasn't helped.

My fstab did seem to have a mixure of tabs and whitespaces. I redid (just) the /home line to just have white spaces (no tab)

/dev/cciss/c0d1p1 /home ext3 grpquota,usrquota,rw 0 2

re-enabled quota and it fails again.

fyi my mtab has: /dev/cciss/c0d1p1 /home ext3 rw,grpquota,usrquota 0 0

shall i strip out tab on all lines in fstab?

Yes, removing all tabs would be a good idea. Also, could you attach your /etc/fstab file to this bug report as an attachment?