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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] pipe: limit the per-user amount of pages allocated in pipes
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 04:07:15PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 7:36 AM, Willy Tarreau <> wrote:
> > On no-so-small systems, it is possible for a single process to cause an
> > OOM condition by filling large pipes with data that are never read. A
> > typical process filling 4000 pipes with 1 MB of data will use 4 GB of
> > memory. On small systems it may be tricky to set the pipe max size to
> > prevent this from happening.
> >
> > This patch makes it possible to enforce a per-user soft limit above
> > which new pipes will be limited to a single page, effectively limiting
> > them to 4 kB each, as well as a hard limit above which no new pipes may
> > be created for this user. T
> Al, should I take this directly, or is it coming through your tree?

I'll pick it.

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