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Subject[PATCH 0/4] fs/dcache: Limit # of negative dentries
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A rogue application can potentially create a large number of negative
dentries in the system consuming most of the memory available. This
can impact performance of other applications running on the system.

This patchset introduces changes to the dcache subsystem to limit
the number of negative dentries allowed to be created thus limiting
the amount of memory that can be consumed by negative dentries.

Patch 1 tracks the number of negative dentries used and disallow
the creation of more when the limit is reached.

Patch 2 enables /proc/sys/fs/dentry-state to report the number of
negative dentries in the system.

Patch 3 enables automatic pruning of negative dentries when it is
close to the limit.

Patch 4 prevents racing between negative dentry pruning and umount
operation.

Waiman Long (4):
fs/dcache: Limit numbers of negative dentries
fs/dcache: Report negative dentry number in dentry-state
fs/dcache: Enable automatic pruning of negative dentries
fs/dcache: Protect negative dentry pruning from racing with umount

Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 7 +
fs/dcache.c | 312 +++++++++++++++++++++++-
include/linux/dcache.h | 8 +-
include/linux/list_lru.h | 1 +
mm/list_lru.c | 4 +-
5 files changed, 327 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

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1.8.3.1

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