Patchwork Fix panic in __d_lookup with high dentry hashtable counts

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Submitter Dimitri Sivanich
Date Jan. 13, 2012, 4:39 p.m.
Message ID <20120113163927.GB26353@sgi.com>
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Permalink /patch/135923/
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Delegated to: David Miller
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Dimitri Sivanich - Jan. 13, 2012, 4:39 p.m.
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:36:42AM -0600, Dimitri Sivanich wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 04:22:36PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 09:52:37AM -0600, Dimitri Sivanich wrote:
> > > When the number of dentry cache hash table entries gets too high
> > > (2147483648 entries), use of a signed integer in the initialization
> > > loop prevents the dentry_hashtable from getting initialized, resulting
> > > in a panic in __d_lookup.  Fixing this in dcache_init and a few other
> > > spots for consistency.
> > 
> > >  static void __init dcache_init(void)
> > >  {
> > > -	int loop;
> > > +	long loop;
> > 
> > You've got to be kidding.  Note that D_HASHMASK is at most 32bit.  Use
> > of long here is an overkill and so's 2^31 hash buckets (that's what,
> > 16Gb in hash list heads alone?  What kind of average chain length do
> > you expect, BTW?)
> 
> Yes, long might be overkill right now, but the code is all __init time code.
> I don't have numbers showing average chain length at this point, I was
> simply fixing this one end case
> 
> > 
> > Can alloc_large_system_hash() produce the horrors that large, anyway?
> 
> On a 16TB system, alloc_large_system_hash() produces 2^31 hash buckets, yes.
> 
> Would simply capping the value in alloc_large_system_hash() be more palatable?
> 
> Something like the following?
> 
> Index: linux/mm/page_alloc.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ linux/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -5257,6 +5257,7 @@ void *__init alloc_large_system_hash(con
>         if (max == 0) {
>                 max = ((unsigned long long)nr_all_pages << PAGE_SHIFT) >> 4;
>                 do_div(max, bucketsize);
> +               max = min(max, 1ULL << 30);
>         }
>  
>         if (numentries > max)

Sorry, you'd probably want something more like this:


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Patch

Index: linux/mm/page_alloc.c
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/mm/page_alloc.c
+++ linux/mm/page_alloc.c
@@ -5258,6 +5258,7 @@  void *__init alloc_large_system_hash(con
                max = ((unsigned long long)nr_all_pages << PAGE_SHIFT) >> 4;
                do_div(max, bucketsize);
        }
+       max = min(max, 1ULL << 30);
 
        if (numentries > max)
                numentries = max;