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authorEric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>2010-10-26 14:22:44 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-26 16:52:15 -0700
commit518de9b39e854542de59bfb8b9f61c8f7ecf808b (patch)
tree06cd1dd303a1526501783589ec61696570c0ffa8 /fs
parent571428be550fbe37160596995e96ad398873fcbd (diff)
fs: allow for more than 2^31 files
Robin Holt tried to boot a 16TB system and found af_unix was overflowing a 32bit value : <quote> We were seeing a failure which prevented boot. The kernel was incapable of creating either a named pipe or unix domain socket. This comes down to a common kernel function called unix_create1() which does: atomic_inc(&unix_nr_socks); if (atomic_read(&unix_nr_socks) > 2 * get_max_files()) goto out; The function get_max_files() is a simple return of files_stat.max_files. files_stat.max_files is a signed integer and is computed in fs/file_table.c's files_init(). n = (mempages * (PAGE_SIZE / 1024)) / 10; files_stat.max_files = n; In our case, mempages (total_ram_pages) is approx 3,758,096,384 (0xe0000000). That leaves max_files at approximately 1,503,238,553. This causes 2 * get_max_files() to integer overflow. </quote> Fix is to let /proc/sys/fs/file-nr & /proc/sys/fs/file-max use long integers, and change af_unix to use an atomic_long_t instead of atomic_t. get_max_files() is changed to return an unsigned long. get_nr_files() is changed to return a long. unix_nr_socks is changed from atomic_t to atomic_long_t, while not strictly needed to address Robin problem. Before patch (on a 64bit kernel) : # echo 2147483648 >/proc/sys/fs/file-max # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max -18446744071562067968 After patch: # echo 2147483648 >/proc/sys/fs/file-max # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max 2147483648 # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-nr 704 0 2147483648 Reported-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Acked-by: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Reviewed-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Tested-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
-rw-r--r--fs/file_table.c17
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/fs/file_table.c b/fs/file_table.c
index a04bdd81c11c..c3dee381f1b4 100644
--- a/fs/file_table.c
+++ b/fs/file_table.c
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ static inline void file_free(struct file *f)
/*
* Return the total number of open files in the system
*/
-static int get_nr_files(void)
+static long get_nr_files(void)
{
return percpu_counter_read_positive(&nr_files);
}
@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ static int get_nr_files(void)
/*
* Return the maximum number of open files in the system
*/
-int get_max_files(void)
+unsigned long get_max_files(void)
{
return files_stat.max_files;
}
@@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ int proc_nr_files(ctl_table *table, int write,
void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
{
files_stat.nr_files = get_nr_files();
- return proc_dointvec(table, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
+ return proc_doulongvec_minmax(table, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
}
#else
int proc_nr_files(ctl_table *table, int write,
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@ int proc_nr_files(ctl_table *table, int write,
struct file *get_empty_filp(void)
{
const struct cred *cred = current_cred();
- static int old_max;
+ static long old_max;
struct file * f;
/*
@@ -140,8 +140,7 @@ struct file *get_empty_filp(void)
over:
/* Ran out of filps - report that */
if (get_nr_files() > old_max) {
- printk(KERN_INFO "VFS: file-max limit %d reached\n",
- get_max_files());
+ pr_info("VFS: file-max limit %lu reached\n", get_max_files());
old_max = get_nr_files();
}
goto fail;
@@ -487,7 +486,7 @@ retry:
void __init files_init(unsigned long mempages)
{
- int n;
+ unsigned long n;
filp_cachep = kmem_cache_create("filp", sizeof(struct file), 0,
SLAB_HWCACHE_ALIGN | SLAB_PANIC, NULL);
@@ -498,9 +497,7 @@ void __init files_init(unsigned long mempages)
*/
n = (mempages * (PAGE_SIZE / 1024)) / 10;
- files_stat.max_files = n;
- if (files_stat.max_files < NR_FILE)
- files_stat.max_files = NR_FILE;
+ files_stat.max_files = max_t(unsigned long, n, NR_FILE);
files_defer_init();
lg_lock_init(files_lglock);
percpu_counter_init(&nr_files, 0);

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