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From: Eric Sandeen <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2020 12:17:12 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] xfs_quota: document how the default quota is stored

Nowhere in the man page is the default quota described; what it
does or where it is stored.  Add some brief information about this.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <>
Reviewed-by: Darrick J. Wong <>
Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <>
 man/man8/xfs_quota.8 | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/man/man8/xfs_quota.8 b/man/man8/xfs_quota.8
index dd0479cd..6ead7ee9 100644
--- a/man/man8/xfs_quota.8
+++ b/man/man8/xfs_quota.8
@@ -178,6 +178,12 @@ to a file on
 where the user's quota has not been exceeded.
 Then after rectifying the quota situation, the file can be moved back to the
 filesystem it belongs on.
+.SS Default Quotas
+The XFS quota subsystem allows a default quota to be enforced
+for any user, group or project which does not have a quota limit
+explicitly set.
+These limits are stored in and displayed as ID 0's limits, although they
+do not actually limit ID 0.
 .B print