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authorHeinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>2015-04-16 12:47:47 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-04-17 09:04:07 -0400
commitac1b398de1ef94aeee8ba87b0120763526572a6e (patch)
tree61e32dcc897d25328065dec06ccc3ab944316e9d /kernel/fork.c
parentff691f6e03815dc8f99461ea509df863a879fc3a (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-ac1b398de1ef94aeee8ba87b0120763526572a6e.tar.gz
kernel/fork.c: avoid division by zero
PAGE_SIZE is not guaranteed to be equal to or less than 8 times the THREAD_SIZE. E.g. architecture hexagon may have page size 1M and thread size 4096. This would lead to a division by zero in the calculation of max_threads. With 32-bit calculation there is no solution which delivers valid results for all possible combinations of the parameters. The code is only called once. Hence a 64-bit calculation can be used as solution. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use clamp_t(), per Oleg] Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/fork.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/fork.c29
1 files changed, 20 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 01038e6f51a8..c7f2e1a4187a 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -88,6 +88,16 @@
#include <trace/events/task.h>
/*
+ * Minimum number of threads to boot the kernel
+ */
+#define MIN_THREADS 20
+
+/*
+ * Maximum number of threads
+ */
+#define MAX_THREADS FUTEX_TID_MASK
+
+/*
* Protected counters by write_lock_irq(&tasklist_lock)
*/
unsigned long total_forks; /* Handle normal Linux uptimes. */
@@ -258,18 +268,19 @@ void __init __weak arch_task_cache_init(void) { }
*/
static void set_max_threads(void)
{
- /*
- * The default maximum number of threads is set to a safe
- * value: the thread structures can take up at most one
- * eighth of the memory.
- */
- max_threads = totalram_pages / (8 * THREAD_SIZE / PAGE_SIZE);
+ u64 threads;
/*
- * we need to allow at least 20 threads to boot a system
+ * The number of threads shall be limited such that the thread
+ * structures may only consume a small part of the available memory.
*/
- if (max_threads < 20)
- max_threads = 20;
+ if (fls64(totalram_pages) + fls64(PAGE_SIZE) > 64)
+ threads = MAX_THREADS;
+ else
+ threads = div64_u64((u64) totalram_pages * (u64) PAGE_SIZE,
+ (u64) THREAD_SIZE * 8UL);
+
+ max_threads = clamp_t(u64, threads, MIN_THREADS, MAX_THREADS);
}
void __init fork_init(void)