DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2010-11
git: kernel - Fix namecache memory exhaustion edge case
Author: Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon Nov 22 23:24:25 2010 -0800
kernel - Fix namecache memory exhaustion edge case
* The namecache has traditionally relied on vnode limits to avoid
blowing up its memory pool. However, creating millions of hardlinks
to the same vnode easily circumvents this assumption.
* Enhance the negative cache hysteresis code with a section for the
positive cache that does the same thing, preventing the namecache
from growing greater than 2x maxvnodes.
This situation will not occur under normal operation, it is strictly
for correctness. The kernel should never panic on normal filesystem
operations even if those operations are unrealistic.
* Tested w/HAMMER and a few million hardlinks to a single file.
Reported-by: Venkatesh Srinivas <email@example.com>
Summary of changes:
sys/kern/vfs_cache.c | 95 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
1 files changed, 83 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
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