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SubjectRe: [GIT] writable_limits for 2.6.36
On 08/10/2010 06:21 PM, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> On 8/10/2010 12:01 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> 2010/8/7 Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>:
>>
>>> please consider the following repository for 2.6.36. It introduces a new
>>> syscall for arch independent resource limits handling. It also adds a
>>> support for runtime limits changing. This feature is needed mostly by
>>> daemons servicing databases and similar service where limits are needed
>>> to be changed without services being restarted on production systems.
>>>
>> Ok, so the code looks fine, and I don't have any real objections any
>> more. I don't know how much use this will get, but it doesn't appear
>> to be "wrong" in any way. So I was going to pull it.

Ok, thanks.

>> However, in the meantime we have commit 5360bd776f73 ("Fix up the
>> "generic" unistd.h ABI to be more useful") that clashes with it. Now,
>> the conflict is trivial to resolve, and I could do that easily - it's
>> not a technical problem. But that commit code comments say
>>
>> + * Architectures may provide up to 16 syscalls of their own
>> + * starting with this value.
>> + */
>> +#define __NR_arch_specific_syscall 244
>>
>> and the new writable rlimits syscall is obviously 244.
>>
>
> Jiri and I actually discussed this back on July 20th on LKML when it
> first conflicted in linux-next, and at the time he said he'd move
> prlimit64 to 261 in <asm-generic/unistd.h>. It looks like what actually
> stuck in linux-next was different, however. It's partly my fault for
> not following up on this.

I would do that if the tree reached linus's tree earlier, so that I
could rebase my tree on the top of that. Otherwise I couldn't do much
with that.

The resolving (merge) in -next is done by Stephen, so he probably
misunderstood us. (Oh, I could have a for-next branch where I would
merge your tree to solve the -next merging done by Stephen, but it
wouldn't solve the situation we got into now.)

thanks,
--
js
suse labs


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