[RFC][PATCH v2 1/7] Scaling msgmni to the amount of lowmem

Nadia.Derbey at bull.net Nadia.Derbey at bull.net
Thu Jan 31 05:40:19 PST 2008


[PATCH 01/07]

This patch computes msg_ctlmni to make it scale with the amount of lowmem.
msg_ctlmni is now set to make the message queues occupy 1/32 of the available
lowmem.

Some cleaning has also been done for the MSGPOOL constant: the msgctl man page
says it's not used, but it also defines it as a size in bytes (the code
expresses it in Kbytes).

Signed-off-by: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey at bull.net>

---
 include/linux/msg.h |   14 ++++++++++++--
 ipc/msg.c           |   37 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 2 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Index: linux-2.6.24/include/linux/msg.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.24.orig/include/linux/msg.h	2008-01-29 16:54:40.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.24/include/linux/msg.h	2008-01-31 08:47:48.000000000 +0100
@@ -49,16 +49,26 @@ struct msginfo {
 	unsigned short  msgseg; 
 };
 
+/*
+ * Scaling factor to compute msgmni:
+ * the memory dedicated to msg queues (msgmni * msgmnb) should occupy
+ * at most 1/MSG_MEM_SCALE of the lowmem (see the formula in ipc/msg.c):
+ * up to 8MB       : msgmni = 16 (MSGMNI)
+ * 4 GB            : msgmni = 8K
+ * more than 16 GB : msgmni = 32K (IPCMNI)
+ */
+#define MSG_MEM_SCALE 32
+
 #define MSGMNI    16   /* <= IPCMNI */     /* max # of msg queue identifiers */
 #define MSGMAX  8192   /* <= INT_MAX */   /* max size of message (bytes) */
 #define MSGMNB 16384   /* <= INT_MAX */   /* default max size of a message queue */
 
 /* unused */
-#define MSGPOOL (MSGMNI*MSGMNB/1024)  /* size in kilobytes of message pool */
+#define MSGPOOL (MSGMNI * MSGMNB) /* size in bytes of message pool */
 #define MSGTQL  MSGMNB            /* number of system message headers */
 #define MSGMAP  MSGMNB            /* number of entries in message map */
 #define MSGSSZ  16                /* message segment size */
-#define __MSGSEG ((MSGPOOL*1024)/ MSGSSZ) /* max no. of segments */
+#define __MSGSEG (MSGPOOL / MSGSSZ) /* max no. of segments */
 #define MSGSEG (__MSGSEG <= 0xffff ? __MSGSEG : 0xffff)
 
 #ifdef __KERNEL__
Index: linux-2.6.24/ipc/msg.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.24.orig/ipc/msg.c	2008-01-29 16:55:04.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.24/ipc/msg.c	2008-01-31 09:58:25.000000000 +0100
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
 #include <linux/msg.h>
 #include <linux/spinlock.h>
 #include <linux/init.h>
+#include <linux/mm.h>
 #include <linux/proc_fs.h>
 #include <linux/list.h>
 #include <linux/security.h>
@@ -79,12 +80,46 @@ static int newque(struct ipc_namespace *
 static int sysvipc_msg_proc_show(struct seq_file *s, void *it);
 #endif
 
+/*
+ * Scale msgmni with the available lowmem size: the memory dedicated to msg
+ * queues should occupy at most 1/MSG_MEM_SCALE of lowmem.
+ * This should be done staying within the (MSGMNI , IPCMNI) range.
+ */
+static void recompute_msgmni(struct ipc_namespace *ns)
+{
+	struct sysinfo i;
+	unsigned long allowed;
+
+	si_meminfo(&i);
+	allowed = (((i.totalram - i.totalhigh) / MSG_MEM_SCALE) * i.mem_unit)
+		/ MSGMNB;
+
+	if (allowed < MSGMNI) {
+		ns->msg_ctlmni = MSGMNI;
+		goto out_callback;
+	}
+
+	if (allowed > IPCMNI) {
+		ns->msg_ctlmni = IPCMNI;
+		goto out_callback;
+	}
+
+	ns->msg_ctlmni = allowed;
+
+out_callback:
+
+	printk(KERN_INFO "msgmni has been set to %d for ipc namespace %p\n",
+		ns->msg_ctlmni, ns);
+}
+
 static void __msg_init_ns(struct ipc_namespace *ns, struct ipc_ids *ids)
 {
 	ns->ids[IPC_MSG_IDS] = ids;
 	ns->msg_ctlmax = MSGMAX;
 	ns->msg_ctlmnb = MSGMNB;
-	ns->msg_ctlmni = MSGMNI;
+
+	recompute_msgmni(ns);
+
 	atomic_set(&ns->msg_bytes, 0);
 	atomic_set(&ns->msg_hdrs, 0);
 	ipc_init_ids(ids);

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