path: root/ipc/mqueue.c
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authorDavidlohr Bueso <>2014-02-25 15:01:45 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2014-02-25 15:25:45 -0800
commitf3713fd9cff733d9df83116422d8e4af6e86b2bb (patch)
tree58a1a64720424b7a4b32bc6d26ca23000c2ce414 /ipc/mqueue.c
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: 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 <> Reported-by: Madars Vitolins <> Acked-by: Doug Ledford <> Cc: Manfred Spraul <> Cc: <> [3.5+] Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc/mqueue.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
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;