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authorDavidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>2014-02-25 15:01:45 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2014-02-25 15:25:45 -0800
commitf3713fd9cff733d9df83116422d8e4af6e86b2bb (patch)
tree58a1a64720424b7a4b32bc6d26ca23000c2ce414 /ipc
parent08088cb9ac0a9c28d4cf3efa4f6848a9b053ccfd (diff)
ipc,mqueue: remove limits for the amount of system-wide queues
Commit 93e6f119c0ce ("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. Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com> Reported-by: Madars Vitolins <m@silodev.com> Acked-by: Doug Ledford <dledford@redhat.com> Cc: Manfred Spraul <manfred@colorfullife.com> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [3.5+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc')
2 files changed, 15 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/mq_sysctl.c b/ipc/mq_sysctl.c
index 383d638340b8..5bb8bfe67149 100644
--- a/ipc/mq_sysctl.c
+++ b/ipc/mq_sysctl.c
@@ -22,6 +22,16 @@ static void *get_mq(ctl_table *table)
return which;
+static int proc_mq_dointvec(ctl_table *table, int write,
+ void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
+ struct ctl_table mq_table;
+ memcpy(&mq_table, table, sizeof(mq_table));
+ mq_table.data = get_mq(table);
+ return proc_dointvec(&mq_table, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
static int proc_mq_dointvec_minmax(ctl_table *table, int write,
void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
@@ -33,12 +43,10 @@ static int proc_mq_dointvec_minmax(ctl_table *table, int write,
lenp, ppos);
+#define proc_mq_dointvec NULL
#define proc_mq_dointvec_minmax NULL
-static int msg_queues_limit_min = MIN_QUEUESMAX;
-static int msg_queues_limit_max = HARD_QUEUESMAX;
static int msg_max_limit_min = MIN_MSGMAX;
static int msg_max_limit_max = HARD_MSGMAX;
@@ -51,9 +59,7 @@ static ctl_table mq_sysctls[] = {
.data = &init_ipc_ns.mq_queues_max,
.maxlen = sizeof(int),
.mode = 0644,
- .proc_handler = proc_mq_dointvec_minmax,
- .extra1 = &msg_queues_limit_min,
- .extra2 = &msg_queues_limit_max,
+ .proc_handler = proc_mq_dointvec,
.procname = "msg_max",
diff --git a/ipc/mqueue.c b/ipc/mqueue.c
index ccf1f9fd263a..c3b31179122c 100644
--- a/ipc/mqueue.c
+++ b/ipc/mqueue.c
@@ -433,9 +433,9 @@ static int mqueue_create(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry,
error = -EACCES;
goto out_unlock;
- if (ipc_ns->mq_queues_count >= HARD_QUEUESMAX ||
- (ipc_ns->mq_queues_count >= ipc_ns->mq_queues_max &&
- !capable(CAP_SYS_RESOURCE))) {
+ if (ipc_ns->mq_queues_count >= ipc_ns->mq_queues_max &&
+ !capable(CAP_SYS_RESOURCE)) {
error = -ENOSPC;
goto out_unlock;