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authorMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>2015-08-06 15:46:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-08-07 04:39:40 +0300
commit4248b0da460839e30eaaad78992b9a1dd3e63e21 (patch)
tree795b2e5253b15d6a75a4a0dc0d8fe13b50a6060e /init
parentd3cd131d935ab3bab700491edbbd7cad4040ce50 (diff)
fs, file table: reinit files_stat.max_files after deferred memory initialisation
Dave Hansen reported the following; My laptop has been behaving strangely with 4.2-rc2. Once I log in to my X session, I start getting all kinds of strange errors from applications and see this in my dmesg: VFS: file-max limit 8192 reached The problem is that the file-max is calculated before memory is fully initialised and miscalculates how much memory the kernel is using. This patch recalculates file-max after deferred memory initialisation. Note that using memory hotplug infrastructure would not have avoided this problem as the value is not recalculated after memory hot-add. 4.1: files_stat.max_files = 6582781 4.2-rc2: files_stat.max_files = 8192 4.2-rc2 patched: files_stat.max_files = 6562467 Small differences with the patch applied and 4.1 but not enough to matter. Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de> Reported-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com> Cc: Nicolai Stange <nicstange@gmail.com> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com> Cc: Alex Ng <alexng@microsoft.com> Cc: Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index c5d5626289ce..56506553d4d8 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -656,7 +656,7 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __init start_kernel(void)
- vfs_caches_init(totalram_pages);
+ vfs_caches_init();
/* rootfs populating might need page-writeback */