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authorJerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com>2014-01-21 15:49:14 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-01-21 16:19:44 -0800
commit49f0ce5f92321cdcf741e35f385669a421013cb7 (patch)
treed41c5a2283b32be69840cb8722ffd8cd8c38a1b0 /kernel
parentaec6a8889a98a0cd58357cd0937a25189908f191 (diff)
mm: add overcommit_kbytes sysctl variable
Some applications that run on HPC clusters are designed around the availability of RAM and the overcommit ratio is fine tuned to get the maximum usage of memory without swapping. With growing memory, the 1%-of-all-RAM grain provided by overcommit_ratio has become too coarse for these workload (on a 2TB machine it represents no less than 20GB). This patch adds the new overcommit_kbytes sysctl variable that allow a much finer grain. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix nommu build] Signed-off-by: Jerome Marchand <jmarchan@redhat.com> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/sysctl.c11
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index c8da99f905cf..332cefcdb04b 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -95,8 +95,6 @@
#if defined(CONFIG_SYSCTL)
/* External variables not in a header file. */
-extern int sysctl_overcommit_memory;
-extern int sysctl_overcommit_ratio;
extern int max_threads;
extern int suid_dumpable;
#ifdef CONFIG_COREDUMP
@@ -1121,7 +1119,14 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
.data = &sysctl_overcommit_ratio,
.maxlen = sizeof(sysctl_overcommit_ratio),
.mode = 0644,
- .proc_handler = proc_dointvec,
+ .proc_handler = overcommit_ratio_handler,
+ },
+ {
+ .procname = "overcommit_kbytes",
+ .data = &sysctl_overcommit_kbytes,
+ .maxlen = sizeof(sysctl_overcommit_kbytes),
+ .mode = 0644,
+ .proc_handler = overcommit_kbytes_handler,
},
{
.procname = "page-cluster",

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