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authorDavidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>2014-02-25 15:01:45 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-02-25 15:25:45 -0800
commitf3713fd9cff733d9df83116422d8e4af6e86b2bb (patch)
tree58a1a64720424b7a4b32bc6d26ca23000c2ce414 /include/linux
parent08088cb9ac0a9c28d4cf3efa4f6848a9b053ccfd (diff)
ipc,mqueue: remove limits for the amount of system-wide queues
Commit 93e6f119c0ce ("ipc/mqueue: cleanup definition names and locations") added global hardcoded limits to the amount of message queues that can be created. While these limits are per-namespace, reality is that it ends up breaking userspace applications. Historically users have, at least in theory, been able to create up to INT_MAX queues, and limiting it to just 1024 is way too low and dramatic for some workloads and use cases. For instance, Madars reports: "This update imposes bad limits on our multi-process application. As our app uses approaches that each process opens its own set of queues (usually something about 3-5 queues per process). In some scenarios we might run up to 3000 processes or more (which of-course for linux is not a problem). Thus we might need up to 9000 queues or more. All processes run under one user." Other affected users can be found in launchpad bug #1155695: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/manpages/+bug/1155695 Instead of increasing this limit, revert it entirely and fallback to the original way of dealing queue limits -- where once a user's resource limit is reached, and all memory is used, new queues cannot be created. Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com> Reported-by: Madars Vitolins <m@silodev.com> Acked-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com> Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [3.5+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux')
-rw-r--r--include/linux/ipc_namespace.h2
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h b/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h
index e7831d203737..35e7eca4e33b 100644
--- a/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h
+++ b/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h
@@ -118,9 +118,7 @@ extern int mq_init_ns(struct ipc_namespace *ns);
* the new maximum will handle anyone else. I may have to revisit this
* in the future.
*/
-#define MIN_QUEUESMAX 1
#define DFLT_QUEUESMAX 256
-#define HARD_QUEUESMAX 1024
#define MIN_MSGMAX 1
#define DFLT_MSG 10U
#define DFLT_MSGMAX 10

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