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SubjectRe: [PATCH] POSIX message queues - syscalls & SIGEV_THREAD
On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Manfred Spraul wrote:

> >+/proc/fs/mqueue/max_queues is a read/write file for setting/getting the
> >+maximum number of message queues allowed on the system.
> >+
> >
> Why did you add your own proc file, instead of a sysctl entry?
Ok, we wanted to add this (proc support was done by Rusty Lynch) but when
we started to move implementation to syscalls we put it away.

> >+#define MQ_MAXMSG 40 /* max number of messages in each queue */
> >
> >
> In the long run, this should be run time configurable. For now it
> doesn't matter, but think about that when chosing algorithms.
We do. We removed heaps implementation as on some different
(sensible) MQ_MAXMSG values it didn't show performance improve.

> >+#define MQ_MAXSYSSIZE 1048576 /* max size that all m.q. can have together */
> >
> Dito: we must try to avoid global counters - they limit the scalability.
Could you be more precise: This constant is non-POSIX. We added it only
because users (and some people on lkml) wanted so. It can be set to
MQ_MAXMSG*MQ_MAXMSG*MQ_MSGSIZE + 1 to turn off whole feature. So if I
understand you we add this just to limit scalability (and DoS attacks)

> >+static int wq_sleep(struct mqueue_inode_info *info, int sr,
> >+ signed long timeout, struct ext_wait_queue *wq_ptr)
> >+{
> >
> [snip]
> >+ if ((current->pid == (list_entry(info->e_wait_q[sr].list.prev, struct ext_wait_queue, list))->task->pid)
> >
> Why current->pid? "current == ...->task" is sufficient.

> >diff -urN 2.6.0-test9-orig/ipc/msg.c 2.6.0-test9-patched/ipc/msg.c
> >--- 2.6.0-test9-orig/ipc/msg.c 2003-11-07 17:07:13.000000000 +0100
> >+++ 2.6.0-test9-patched/ipc/msg.c 2003-11-07 18:30:17.000000000 +0100
> >
> >[snip: move load_msg, free_msg to util.c]
> >
> Could you split that into a separate patch?

Hm, Michal said the same but considering that some preprocessor conditions
in util.c base on mqueues config I think that putting it different patch
would be little bit strange. But if you feel it ok - no problem. Maybe
the best solution would be to make one patch that just moves functions
from msg.c to util.c and in main patch add only little #ifdef change in

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