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authorEric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>2010-10-26 14:22:44 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-26 16:52:15 -0700
commit518de9b39e854542de59bfb8b9f61c8f7ecf808b (patch)
tree06cd1dd303a1526501783589ec61696570c0ffa8 /net
parent571428be550fbe37160596995e96ad398873fcbd (diff)
fs: allow for more than 2^31 files
Robin Holt tried to boot a 16TB system and found af_unix was overflowing a 32bit value : <quote> We were seeing a failure which prevented boot. The kernel was incapable of creating either a named pipe or unix domain socket. This comes down to a common kernel function called unix_create1() which does: atomic_inc(&unix_nr_socks); if (atomic_read(&unix_nr_socks) > 2 * get_max_files()) goto out; The function get_max_files() is a simple return of files_stat.max_files. files_stat.max_files is a signed integer and is computed in fs/file_table.c's files_init(). n = (mempages * (PAGE_SIZE / 1024)) / 10; files_stat.max_files = n; In our case, mempages (total_ram_pages) is approx 3,758,096,384 (0xe0000000). That leaves max_files at approximately 1,503,238,553. This causes 2 * get_max_files() to integer overflow. </quote> Fix is to let /proc/sys/fs/file-nr & /proc/sys/fs/file-max use long integers, and change af_unix to use an atomic_long_t instead of atomic_t. get_max_files() is changed to return an unsigned long. get_nr_files() is changed to return a long. unix_nr_socks is changed from atomic_t to atomic_long_t, while not strictly needed to address Robin problem. Before patch (on a 64bit kernel) : # echo 2147483648 >/proc/sys/fs/file-max # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max -18446744071562067968 After patch: # echo 2147483648 >/proc/sys/fs/file-max # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-max 2147483648 # cat /proc/sys/fs/file-nr 704 0 2147483648 Reported-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Acked-by: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Reviewed-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Tested-by: Robin Holt <holt@sgi.com> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'net')
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/net/unix/af_unix.c b/net/unix/af_unix.c
index 0ebc777a666..3c95304a081 100644
--- a/net/unix/af_unix.c
+++ b/net/unix/af_unix.c
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@
static struct hlist_head unix_socket_table[UNIX_HASH_SIZE + 1];
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(unix_table_lock);
-static atomic_t unix_nr_socks = ATOMIC_INIT(0);
+static atomic_long_t unix_nr_socks;
#define unix_sockets_unbound (&unix_socket_table[UNIX_HASH_SIZE])
@@ -360,13 +360,13 @@ static void unix_sock_destructor(struct sock *sk)
if (u->addr)
- atomic_dec(&unix_nr_socks);
+ atomic_long_dec(&unix_nr_socks);
sock_prot_inuse_add(sock_net(sk), sk->sk_prot, -1);
- printk(KERN_DEBUG "UNIX %p is destroyed, %d are still alive.\n", sk,
- atomic_read(&unix_nr_socks));
+ printk(KERN_DEBUG "UNIX %p is destroyed, %ld are still alive.\n", sk,
+ atomic_long_read(&unix_nr_socks));
@@ -606,8 +606,8 @@ static struct sock *unix_create1(struct net *net, struct socket *sock)
struct sock *sk = NULL;
struct unix_sock *u;
- atomic_inc(&unix_nr_socks);
- if (atomic_read(&unix_nr_socks) > 2 * get_max_files())
+ atomic_long_inc(&unix_nr_socks);
+ if (atomic_long_read(&unix_nr_socks) > 2 * get_max_files())
goto out;
sk = sk_alloc(net, PF_UNIX, GFP_KERNEL, &unix_proto);
@@ -632,7 +632,7 @@ static struct sock *unix_create1(struct net *net, struct socket *sock)
unix_insert_socket(unix_sockets_unbound, sk);
if (sk == NULL)
- atomic_dec(&unix_nr_socks);
+ atomic_long_dec(&unix_nr_socks);
else {
sock_prot_inuse_add(sock_net(sk), sk->sk_prot, 1);