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2014-12-13ipc/msg: increase MSGMNI, remove scalingManfred Spraul1-92/+0
SysV can be abused to allocate locked kernel memory. For most systems, a small limit doesn't make sense, see the discussion with regards to SHMMAX. Therefore: increase MSGMNI to the maximum supported. And: If we ignore the risk of locking too much memory, then an automatic scaling of MSGMNI doesn't make sense. Therefore the logic can be removed. The code preserves auto_msgmni to avoid breaking any user space applications that expect that the value exists. Notes: 1) If an administrator must limit the memory allocations, then he can set MSGMNI as necessary. Or he can disable sysv entirely (as e.g. done by Android). 2) MSGMAX and MSGMNB are intentionally not increased, as these values are used to control latency vs. throughput: If MSGMNB is large, then msgsnd() just returns and more messages can be queued before a task switch to a task that calls msgrcv() is forced. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] Signed-off-by: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com> Cc: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net> Cc: Rafael Aquini <aquini@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-07-25ipc: do not use a negative value to re-enable msgmni automatic recomputingNadia Derbey1-5/+15
This patch proposes an alternative to the "magical positive-versus-negative number trick" Andrew complained about last week in http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/6/24/418. This had been introduced with the patches that scale msgmni to the amount of lowmem. With these patches, msgmni has a registered notification routine that recomputes msgmni value upon memory add/remove or ipc namespace creation/ removal. When msgmni is changed from user space (i.e. value written to the proc file), that notification routine is unregistered, and the way to make it registered back is to write a negative value into the proc file. This is the "magical positive-versus-negative number trick". To fix this, a new proc file is introduced: /proc/sys/kernel/auto_msgmni. This file acts as ON/OFF for msgmni automatic recomputing. With this patch, the process is the following: 1) kernel boots in "automatic recomputing mode" /proc/sys/kernel/msgmni contains the value that has been computed (depends on lowmem) /proc/sys/kernel/automatic_msgmni contains "1" 2) echo <val> > /proc/sys/kernel/msgmni . sets msg_ctlmni to <val> . de-activates automatic recomputing (i.e. if, say, some memory is added msgmni won't be recomputed anymore) . /proc/sys/kernel/automatic_msgmni now contains "0" 3) echo "0" > /proc/sys/kernel/automatic_msgmni . de-activates msgmni automatic recomputing this has the same effect as 2) except that msg_ctlmni's value stays blocked at its current value) 3) echo "1" > /proc/sys/kernel/automatic_msgmni . recomputes msgmni's value based on the current available memory size and number of ipc namespaces . re-activates automatic recomputing for msgmni. Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net> Cc: Solofo Ramangalahy <Solofo.Ramangalahy@bull.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-04-29ipc: re-enable msgmni automatic recomputing msgmni if set to negativeNadia Derbey1-0/+9
The enhancement as asked for by Yasunori: if msgmni is set to a negative value, register it back into the ipcns notifier chain. A new interface has been added to the notification mechanism: notifier_chain_cond_register() registers a notifier block only if not already registered. With that new interface we avoid taking care of the states changes in procfs. Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net> Cc: Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Cc: Mingming Cao <cmm@us.ibm.com> Cc: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-04-29ipc: recompute msgmni on ipc namespace creation/removalNadia Derbey1-0/+2
Introduce a notification mechanism that aims at recomputing msgmni each time an ipc namespace is created or removed. The ipc namespace notifier chain already defined for memory hotplug management is used for that purpose too. Each time a new ipc namespace is allocated or an existing ipc namespace is removed, the ipcns notifier chain is notified. The callback routine for each registered ipc namespace is then activated in order to recompute msgmni for that namespace. Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net> Cc: Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Cc: Mingming Cao <cmm@us.ibm.com> Cc: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-04-29ipc: recompute msgmni on memory add / removeNadia Derbey1-0/+71
Introduce the registration of a callback routine that recomputes msg_ctlmni upon memory add / remove. A single notifier block is registered in the hotplug memory chain for all the ipc namespaces. Since the ipc namespaces are not linked together, they have their own notification chain: one notifier_block is defined per ipc namespace. Each time an ipc namespace is created (removed) it registers (unregisters) its notifier block in (from) the ipcns chain. The callback routine registered in the memory chain invokes the ipcns notifier chain with the IPCNS_LOWMEM event. Each callback routine registered in the ipcns namespace, in turn, recomputes msgmni for the owning namespace. Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net> Cc: Yasunori Goto <y-goto@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Cc: Mingming Cao <cmm@us.ibm.com> Cc: Pierre Peiffer <pierre.peiffer@bull.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

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