path: root/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
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authorVasiliy Kulikov <segoon@openwall.com>2011-07-26 16:08:48 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-07-26 16:49:44 -0700
commitb34a6b1da371ed8af1221459a18c67970f7e3d53 (patch)
tree5addc850de13623b172395b9d0d7d670930fa6b3 /ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
parentd40dcdb0172a1ba853464983a059fb45e0aaf61a (diff)
ipc: introduce shm_rmid_forced sysctl
Add support for the shm_rmid_forced sysctl. If set to 1, all shared memory objects in current ipc namespace will be automatically forced to use IPC_RMID. The POSIX way of handling shmem allows one to create shm objects and call shmdt(), leaving shm object associated with no process, thus consuming memory not counted via rlimits. With shm_rmid_forced=1 the shared memory object is counted at least for one process, so OOM killer may effectively kill the fat process holding the shared memory. It obviously breaks POSIX - some programs relying on the feature would stop working. So set shm_rmid_forced=1 only if you're sure nobody uses "orphaned" memory. Use shm_rmid_forced=0 by default for compatability reasons. The feature was previously impemented in -ow as a configure option. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix documentation, per Randy] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix warning] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: readability/conventionality tweaks] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: fix shm_rmid_forced/shm_forced_rmid confusion, use standard comment layout] Signed-off-by: Vasiliy Kulikov <segoon@openwall.com> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge.hallyn@canonical.com> Cc: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Cc: Solar Designer <solar@openwall.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc/ipc_sysctl.c')
1 files changed, 36 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c b/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
index 56410faa455..00fba2bab87 100644
--- a/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
+++ b/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
@@ -31,12 +31,37 @@ static int proc_ipc_dointvec(ctl_table *table, int write,
void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
struct ctl_table ipc_table;
memcpy(&ipc_table, table, sizeof(ipc_table));
ipc_table.data = get_ipc(table);
return proc_dointvec(&ipc_table, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
+static int proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax(ctl_table *table, int write,
+ void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
+ struct ctl_table ipc_table;
+ memcpy(&ipc_table, table, sizeof(ipc_table));
+ ipc_table.data = get_ipc(table);
+ return proc_dointvec_minmax(&ipc_table, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
+static int proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax_orphans(ctl_table *table, int write,
+ void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
+ struct ipc_namespace *ns = current->nsproxy->ipc_ns;
+ int err = proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax(table, write, buffer, lenp, ppos);
+ if (err < 0)
+ return err;
+ if (ns->shm_rmid_forced)
+ shm_destroy_orphaned(ns);
+ return err;
static int proc_ipc_callback_dointvec(ctl_table *table, int write,
void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
@@ -125,6 +150,8 @@ static int proc_ipcauto_dointvec_minmax(ctl_table *table, int write,
#define proc_ipc_doulongvec_minmax NULL
#define proc_ipc_dointvec NULL
+#define proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax NULL
+#define proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax_orphans NULL
#define proc_ipc_callback_dointvec NULL
#define proc_ipcauto_dointvec_minmax NULL
@@ -155,6 +182,15 @@ static struct ctl_table ipc_kern_table[] = {
.proc_handler = proc_ipc_dointvec,
+ .procname = "shm_rmid_forced",
+ .data = &init_ipc_ns.shm_rmid_forced,
+ .maxlen = sizeof(init_ipc_ns.shm_rmid_forced),
+ .mode = 0644,
+ .proc_handler = proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax_orphans,
+ .extra1 = &zero,
+ .extra2 = &one,
+ },
+ {
.procname = "msgmax",
.data = &init_ipc_ns.msg_ctlmax,
.maxlen = sizeof (init_ipc_ns.msg_ctlmax),