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SubjectRe: shmget with SHM_HUGETLB flag: Operation not permitted
* Jochen Roemling ( wrote:
> Chris Wright wrote:
> > In case that part wasn't clear, it would be CAP_IPC_LOCK capability.
> >
> Thanks. Capset was the keyword I couldn't remember.
> _Background:_
> I would like to install Oracle 10g Database on Linux with HUGETLB
> support. The oracle binary exits with -EPERM because it is not allowed
> to create a shared memory segment with the SHM_HUGETLB flag set.

OK, as expected.

> I installed the libcap2 package (from debian testing) and now have the
> tool "setcap" available. I wanted to test this on my example pgm
> mentioned in the original post using:
> roesrv01~ # setcap CAP_IPC_LOCK a.out
> fatal error: Invalid argument
> usage: setcap [-q] (-|<caps>) <filename> [ ... (-|<capsN>) <filenameN> ]
> using the number "14" instead of the name "CAP_IPC_LOCK" doesn't work
> either. I don't have any glue. Do have a simple example for me?

did you try setpcaps? smth like setpcaps cap_ipc_lock+e <pid>

> By the way: CAP_IPC_LOCK is only checked in line 508 of ipc/shm.c:
> if (!capable(CAP_IPC_LOCK)) {
> err = -EPERM;
> goto out;
> }
> There is nothing around that says: "Allow this only without HUGETLB".
> Are you sure that this capability is my problem?

Yes, take a look at fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c::hugetlb_zero_setup()

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