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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ipc,mqueue: remove limits for the amount of system-wide queues
On 2/9/2014 4:06 PM, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> From: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>
>
> Commit 93e6f119 (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.
>
> Reported-by: m@silodev.com
> Cc: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>

Acked-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com>

> Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v3.5+
> Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>
> ---
> include/linux/ipc_namespace.h | 2 --
> ipc/mq_sysctl.c | 18 ++++++++++++------
> ipc/mqueue.c | 6 +++---
> 3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)


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