[git pull] pull request for writable limits for 2.6.34-rc0

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 11:53:25 EST


please pull the writable limits tree below.

I'm not sure why you didn't pull it in the .33 window. I just guess
there was no reasoning about why you would do so. So, what are the
writable limits good for and why we are about to ship it in the next
Suse enterprise?

Conceivably, there are companies out there (such as SAP) running their
large-scale products on Linux and eventually they need to change a limit
without restarting the service. It is because restarting is not an
option most of the time. The limits are needed to be changed usually
because (a) it is not known in advance that some limits will need to
have a different value; (b) some processes start to crash occasionally.
In both cases the only necessity is just to change the particular limit
(core size in case of (b)) in runtime.

Hence we provide the functionality in the tree below. Opposing to the
last merge, most of the cleanup stuff was already merged by respective
maintainers into their trees rather than being here and are on the way
to you. They are independent of this merge and just ensure that future
compiler releases won't do weird things with the code.

The following changes since commit 64ba9926759792cf7b95f823402e2781edd1b5d4:
Linus Torvalds (1):
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.open-osd.org/linux-open-osd

are available in the git repository at:

git://decibel.fi.muni.cz/~xslaby/linux writable_limits

Jiri Slaby (13):
SECURITY: add task_struct to setrlimit
core: add task_struct to update_rlimit_cpu
core: split sys_setrlimit
core: allow setrlimit to non-current tasks
core: optimize setrlimit for current task
FS: proc, switch limits reading to fops
FS: proc, make limits writable
core: do security check under task_lock
core: implement getprlimit and setprlimit syscalls
compat: use do_setrlimit in compat_sys_setrlimit
COMPAT: add get/put_compat_rlimit
x86: add ia32 compat prlimit syscalls
Documentation: fs/proc, add limits documentation

Neil Horman (1):
unistd: add __NR_[get|set]prlimit syscall numbers

Oleg Nesterov (1):
sys_setrlimit: make sure ->rlim_max never grows

Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt | 11 +++
arch/x86/ia32/ia32entry.S | 2 +
arch/x86/include/asm/unistd_32.h | 4 +-
arch/x86/include/asm/unistd_64.h | 4 +
arch/x86/kernel/syscall_table_32.S | 2 +
fs/proc/base.c | 101 ++++++++++++++++++++++--
include/asm-generic/unistd.h | 6 +-
include/linux/posix-timers.h | 2 +-
include/linux/resource.h | 2 +
include/linux/security.h | 9 ++-
include/linux/syscalls.h | 4 +
kernel/compat.c | 98 +++++++++++++++++-------
kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c | 10 +-
kernel/sys.c | 151
security/capability.c | 3 +-
security/security.c | 5 +-
security/selinux/hooks.c | 10 ++-
17 files changed, 346 insertions(+), 78 deletions(-)

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