Re: [PATCH v2] hugetlbfs: correct handling of negative input to/proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Feb 24 2011 - 17:11:27 EST

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:17:04 +0100
Petr Holasek <pholasek@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> When user insert negative value into /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages it will
> result
> in the setting a random number of HugePages in system

Is this true? afacit the kernel will allocate as many pages as it can
and will then set /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages to reflect the result.
That's not random.

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