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authorAndrew Shewmaker <agshew@gmail.com>2013-04-29 15:08:11 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-29 15:54:36 -0700
commit4eeab4f5580d11bffedc697684b91b0bca0d5009 (patch)
tree4e9a0c010d34e786df52225039a17aa38e9adf17 /mm
parentc9b1d0981fcce3d9976d7b7a56e4e0503bc610dd (diff)
downloadlinux-4eeab4f5580d11bffedc697684b91b0bca0d5009.tar.gz
mm: replace hardcoded 3% with admin_reserve_pages knob
Add an admin_reserve_kbytes knob to allow admins to change the hardcoded memory reserve to something other than 3%, which may be multiple gigabytes on large memory systems. Only about 8MB is necessary to enable recovery in the default mode, and only a few hundred MB are required even when overcommit is disabled. This affects OVERCOMMIT_GUESS and OVERCOMMIT_NEVER. admin_reserve_kbytes is initialized to min(3% free pages, 8MB) I arrived at 8MB by summing the RSS of sshd or login, bash, and top. Please see first patch in this series for full background, motivation, testing, and full changelog. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: make init_admin_reserve() static] Signed-off-by: Andrew Shewmaker <agshew@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/mmap.c30
-rw-r--r--mm/nommu.c30
2 files changed, 52 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/mm/mmap.c b/mm/mmap.c
index 80a965f3525..5485f18e663 100644
--- a/mm/mmap.c
+++ b/mm/mmap.c
@@ -85,6 +85,7 @@ int sysctl_overcommit_memory __read_mostly = OVERCOMMIT_GUESS; /* heuristic ove
int sysctl_overcommit_ratio __read_mostly = 50; /* default is 50% */
int sysctl_max_map_count __read_mostly = DEFAULT_MAX_MAP_COUNT;
unsigned long sysctl_user_reserve_kbytes __read_mostly = 1UL << 17; /* 128MB */
+unsigned long sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes __read_mostly = 1UL << 13; /* 8MB */
/*
* Make sure vm_committed_as in one cacheline and not cacheline shared with
* other variables. It can be updated by several CPUs frequently.
@@ -164,10 +165,10 @@ int __vm_enough_memory(struct mm_struct *mm, long pages, int cap_sys_admin)
free -= totalreserve_pages;
/*
- * Leave the last 3% for root
+ * Reserve some for root
*/
if (!cap_sys_admin)
- free -= free / 32;
+ free -= sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
if (free > pages)
return 0;
@@ -178,10 +179,10 @@ int __vm_enough_memory(struct mm_struct *mm, long pages, int cap_sys_admin)
allowed = (totalram_pages - hugetlb_total_pages())
* sysctl_overcommit_ratio / 100;
/*
- * Leave the last 3% for root
+ * Reserve some for root
*/
if (!cap_sys_admin)
- allowed -= allowed / 32;
+ allowed -= sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
allowed += total_swap_pages;
/*
@@ -3119,3 +3120,24 @@ static int __meminit init_user_reserve(void)
return 0;
}
module_init(init_user_reserve)
+
+/*
+ * Initialise sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes.
+ *
+ * The purpose of sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes is to allow the sys admin
+ * to log in and kill a memory hogging process.
+ *
+ * Systems with more than 256MB will reserve 8MB, enough to recover
+ * with sshd, bash, and top in OVERCOMMIT_GUESS. Smaller systems will
+ * only reserve 3% of free pages by default.
+ */
+static int __meminit init_admin_reserve(void)
+{
+ unsigned long free_kbytes;
+
+ free_kbytes = global_page_state(NR_FREE_PAGES) << (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
+
+ sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes = min(free_kbytes / 32, 1UL << 13);
+ return 0;
+}
+module_init(init_admin_reserve)
diff --git a/mm/nommu.c b/mm/nommu.c
index 58e4a0a5125..fbe3e2f317e 100644
--- a/mm/nommu.c
+++ b/mm/nommu.c
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@ int sysctl_overcommit_ratio = 50; /* default is 50% */
int sysctl_max_map_count = DEFAULT_MAX_MAP_COUNT;
int sysctl_nr_trim_pages = CONFIG_NOMMU_INITIAL_TRIM_EXCESS;
unsigned long sysctl_user_reserve_kbytes __read_mostly = 1UL << 17; /* 128MB */
+unsigned long sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes __read_mostly = 1UL << 13; /* 8MB */
int heap_stack_gap = 0;
atomic_long_t mmap_pages_allocated;
@@ -1939,10 +1940,10 @@ int __vm_enough_memory(struct mm_struct *mm, long pages, int cap_sys_admin)
free -= totalreserve_pages;
/*
- * Leave the last 3% for root
+ * Reserve some for root
*/
if (!cap_sys_admin)
- free -= free / 32;
+ free -= sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
if (free > pages)
return 0;
@@ -1952,10 +1953,10 @@ int __vm_enough_memory(struct mm_struct *mm, long pages, int cap_sys_admin)
allowed = totalram_pages * sysctl_overcommit_ratio / 100;
/*
- * Leave the last 3% for root
+ * Reserve some 3% for root
*/
if (!cap_sys_admin)
- allowed -= allowed / 32;
+ allowed -= sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
allowed += total_swap_pages;
/*
@@ -2147,3 +2148,24 @@ static int __meminit init_user_reserve(void)
return 0;
}
module_init(init_user_reserve)
+
+/*
+ * Initialise sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes.
+ *
+ * The purpose of sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes is to allow the sys admin
+ * to log in and kill a memory hogging process.
+ *
+ * Systems with more than 256MB will reserve 8MB, enough to recover
+ * with sshd, bash, and top in OVERCOMMIT_GUESS. Smaller systems will
+ * only reserve 3% of free pages by default.
+ */
+static int __meminit init_admin_reserve(void)
+{
+ unsigned long free_kbytes;
+
+ free_kbytes = global_page_state(NR_FREE_PAGES) << (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
+
+ sysctl_admin_reserve_kbytes = min(free_kbytes / 32, 1UL << 13);
+ return 0;
+}
+module_init(init_admin_reserve)