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soft limit

The soft limit is lower than a hard limit. The soft limit can be exceeded for a limited time. There are separate time limits for files and blocks.

A file system quota for file and block consumption which can be established for individual users or groups. If a user exceeds the soft limit, there is a grace period, during which the quota can be exceeded. After the grace period has expired, no more file or data blocks can be allocated.