I see there are two ways to create quotas, there is xfs_quota and then this suite of utilities like edquota and repquota. It seems all of these utilities can provide inode quotas. How does that tools relate to each other?

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The XFS User Guide mentions that the generic quota tools work with XFS, but are unable to set project quotas on XFS.

8.11. Generic Quota Tools:

In addition to xfs_quota, xfs also works with generic quota tools provided on Linux. These tools include quota, repquota, quotactl, edquota, quotacheck, setquota, quotaon/quotaoff (enforcement only), quotawarn.

The generic tools do not understand XFS project quotas.

The RHEL 7 storage documentation pretty much states the same thing:

Generic quota configuration tools (quota, repquota, and edquota for example) may also be used to manipulate XFS quotas. However, these tools cannot be used with XFS project quotas.

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