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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/9] Network receive deadlock prevention for NBD
David Miller wrote:
> From: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 12:18:07 +0200
>
>> 65535 sockets * 128 packets * 16384 bytes/packet =
>> 1^16 * 1^7 * 1^14 = 1^(16+7+14) = 1^37 = 128G of memory per IP
>>
>> And systems with a lot of IP numbers are not unthinkable.
>
> TCP restricts the amount of global memory that may be consumed
> by all TCP sockets via the tcp_mem[] sysctl.

This is exactly why we need to be careful which sockets
we allocate memory for, when the system is about to run
out of memory.

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