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Re: Quota question
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 12:34:41 PST
From: "Seth I. Rich" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>I never did get any response to my question about ownership_quota and
>size_quota property for programmers which I posted two days ago. So I am
>What is the difference between the two properties. I know size quota is
>what determines how much you can build, but then what is ownership_quota.
Good question. They both handle who may create objects, but they do it in
.ownership_quota is used by the server, when create() or recycle() are called
directly. It's used for object-based quota, if the $quota_utils you have
enabled is object-based. (Type "@quota" to see what it says -- if it talks
about objects, you're using object-based quota and .ownership_quota is what
you should be paying attention to.)
.size_quota is used in-DB, to enforce byte-based quota. For this to work
effectively, all players must have their .ownership_quota set to a large
negative number (-10000 is what I've used). (If the output of "@quota"
refers to bytes, you're using byte-based quota and you should make
.ownership_quota a large negative.)
>As a wizard, I created a quiz dispenser that will create $note objects for
>other people and then transfer ownership of the object to another person,
>but I am getting a quota exceed error. The size_quota of the owner of the
>dispenser object has more than enough quota. Any suggests as to how to get
>around this. I actually want the dispenser object to create notes without
>having to worry about quota.
As a wizard, you may create objects with the proper owner in the first place.
new = $recycler:_create(parent-object, intended-owner);
... so if 'new' returns E_QUOTA, the -user- ("intended-owner")truly is out
of quota (in whatever scheme you're using). It's possible that you're using
create() instead of $recycler:_create (this would return E_QUOTA if your
.ownership_quota is large and negative).
If none of this helps, drop some more specific information?
Seth I. Rich - email@example.com no, no quote.
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