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authorMichael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org>2010-02-10 13:56:42 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-02-11 13:59:43 -0800
commit803bf5ec259941936262d10ecc84511b76a20921 (patch)
treeed159cfdf254f6b139ffc6b4a1e8437c6362b474 /arch
parent4cfbafd33f5ae99688ab82525a1d449c1c1b198f (diff)
fs/exec.c: restrict initial stack space expansion to rlimit
When reserving stack space for a new process, make sure we're not attempting to expand the stack by more than rlimit allows. This fixes a bug caused by b6a2fea39318e43fee84fa7b0b90d68bed92d2ba ("mm: variable length argument support") and unmasked by fc63cf237078c86214abcb2ee9926d8ad289da9b ("exec: setup_arg_pages() fails to return errors"). This bug means that when limiting the stack to less the 20*PAGE_SIZE (eg. 80K on 4K pages or 'ulimit -s 79') all processes will be killed before they start. This is particularly bad with 64K pages, where a ulimit below 1280K will kill every process. To test, do: 'ulimit -s 15; ls' before and after the patch is applied. Before it's applied, 'ls' should be killed. After the patch is applied, 'ls' should no longer be killed. A stack limit of 15KB since it's small enough to trigger 20*PAGE_SIZE. Also 15KB not a multiple of PAGE_SIZE, which is a trickier case to handle correctly with this code. 4K pages should be fine to test with. [kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com: cleanup] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanup cleanup] Signed-off-by: Michael Neuling <mikey@neuling.org> Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Americo Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com> Cc: Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Serge Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com> Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org> Cc: <stable@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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