fanotify: allow userspace to override max queue depth
Eric Paris [Thu, 28 Oct 2010 21:21:57 +0000 (17:21 -0400)]
fanotify has a defualt max queue depth.  This patch allows processes which
explicitly request it to have an 'unlimited' queue depth.  These processes
need to be very careful to make sure they cannot fall far enough behind
that they OOM the box.  Thus this flag is gated on CAP_SYS_ADMIN.

Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>

fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
include/linux/fanotify.h

index 04f2fe4..43d66d9 100644 (file)
@@ -691,7 +691,14 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(fanotify_init, unsigned int, flags, unsigned int, event_f_flags)
                goto out_put_group;
        }
 
-       group->max_events = FANOTIFY_DEFAULT_MAX_EVENTS;
+       if (flags & FAN_UNLIMITED_QUEUE) {
+               fd = -EPERM;
+               if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+                       goto out_put_group;
+               group->max_events = UINT_MAX;
+       } else {
+               group->max_events = FANOTIFY_DEFAULT_MAX_EVENTS;
+       }
 
        fd = anon_inode_getfd("[fanotify]", &fanotify_fops, group, f_flags);
        if (fd < 0)
index ed479b6..e37f559 100644 (file)
 #define FAN_CLASS_NOTIF                0x00000000
 #define FAN_CLASS_CONTENT      0x00000004
 #define FAN_CLASS_PRE_CONTENT  0x00000008
-
 #define FAN_ALL_CLASS_BITS     (FAN_CLASS_NOTIF | FAN_CLASS_CONTENT | \
                                 FAN_CLASS_PRE_CONTENT)
 
+#define FAN_UNLIMITED_QUEUE    0x00000010
+
 #define FAN_ALL_INIT_FLAGS     (FAN_CLOEXEC | FAN_NONBLOCK | \
-                                FAN_ALL_CLASS_BITS)
+                                FAN_ALL_CLASS_BITS | FAN_UNLIMITED_QUEUE)
 
 /* flags used for fanotify_modify_mark() */
 #define FAN_MARK_ADD           0x00000001