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authorJan Stancek <jstancek@redhat.com>2012-09-07 13:50:58 +0200
committerEric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net>2012-09-07 18:48:31 -0400
commit4fafe0138895d32851721b4f1763ca83e6f79df8 (patch)
parent7a0f6c08192ffe93f44fffb4d0327746a61acd77 (diff)
limit core dumping for stack_grow_into_huge
stack_grow_into_huge allocates large chunks on memory and do_child() will eventually fail with SIGSEGV. If system is set up to dump core, it can take significant time until this action is completed. For example if ABRT runs on such system, kernel is blocked on pipe_write for couple of minutes: # time ./obj64/stack_grow_into_huge Starting testcase "./obj64/stack_grow_into_huge", pid 24257 PASS real 29m12.060s user 0m0.013s sys 4m41.744s Sep 7 06:56:54 ibm-p720-01-lp3 abrt[24259]: Saved core dump of pid 24258 (/root/libhugetlbfs/tests/obj64/stack_grow_into_huge) to /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2012-09-07-06:27:42-24258 (1098439983104 bytes) With patch: Starting testcase "./obj64/stack_grow_into_huge", pid 24384 PASS real 0m0.206s user 0m0.013s sys 0m0.193s Signed-off-by: Jan Stancek <jstancek@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Eric B Munson <emunson@mgebm.net>
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/tests/stack_grow_into_huge.c b/tests/stack_grow_into_huge.c
index f2aff74..a380da0 100644
--- a/tests/stack_grow_into_huge.c
+++ b/tests/stack_grow_into_huge.c
@@ -56,7 +56,17 @@
void do_child(void *stop_address)
+ struct rlimit r;
volatile int *x;
+ /* corefile from this process is not interesting and limiting
+ * its size can save a lot of time. '1' is a special value,
+ * that will also abort dumping via pipe, which by default
+ * sets limit to RLIM_INFINITY. */
+ r.rlim_cur = 1;
+ r.rlim_max = 1;
+ setrlimit(RLIMIT_CORE, &r);
do {
*x = 1;