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Subject[PATCH 1/2] KEYS: Document making the keyring quotas controllable through /proc/sys [try #2]
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Alter the key management documentation to include information on keyring quota
controls as added in a previous patch.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
---

Documentation/keys.txt | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 files changed, 23 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)


diff --git a/Documentation/keys.txt b/Documentation/keys.txt
index be424b0..d5c7a57 100644
--- a/Documentation/keys.txt
+++ b/Documentation/keys.txt
@@ -170,7 +170,8 @@ The key service provides a number of features besides keys:
amount of description and payload space that can be consumed.

The user can view information on this and other statistics through procfs
- files.
+ files. The root user may also alter the quota limits through sysctl files
+ (see the section "New procfs files").

Process-specific and thread-specific keyrings are not counted towards a
user's quota.
@@ -329,6 +330,27 @@ about the status of the key service:
<bytes>/<max> Key size quota


+Four new sysctl files have been added also for the purpose of controlling the
+quota limits on keys:
+
+ (*) /proc/sys/kernel/keys/root_maxkeys
+ /proc/sys/kernel/keys/root_maxbytes
+
+ These files hold the maximum number of keys that root may have and the
+ maximum total number of bytes of data that root may have stored in those
+ keys.
+
+ (*) /proc/sys/kernel/keys/maxkeys
+ /proc/sys/kernel/keys/maxbytes
+
+ These files hold the maximum number of keys that each non-root user may
+ have and the maximum total number of bytes of data that each of those
+ users may have stored in their keys.
+
+Root may alter these by writing each new limit as a decimal number string to
+the appropriate file.
+
+
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USERSPACE SYSTEM CALL INTERFACE
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