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From: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>
To: Nadia Derbey <Nadia.Derbey@bull.net>
Cc: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>,
	"Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com>,
	containers@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org, cmm@us.ibm.com,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] Scaling msgmni to the amount of lowmem
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 08:17:12 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080507131712.GA8580@sergelap.austin.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <48214007.7050800@bull.net>

Quoting Nadia Derbey (Nadia.Derbey@bull.net):
> Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
>> Quoting Luck, Tony (tony.luck@intel.com):
>>>> Well, this printk had been suggested by somebody (sorry I don't remember 
>>>> who) when I first submitted the patch. Actually I think it might be 
>>>> useful for a sysadmin to be aware of a change in the msgmni value: we 
>>>> have the message not only at boot time, but also each time msgmni is 
>>>> recomputed because of a change in the amount of memory.
>>>
>>> If the message is directed at the system administrator, then it would
>>> be nice if there were some more meaningful way to show the namespace
>>> that is affected than just printing the hex address of the kernel 
>>> structure.
>>>
>>> As the sysadmin for my test systems, printing the hex address is mildly
>>> annoying ... I now have to add a new case to my scripts that look at
>>> dmesg output for unusual activity.
>>>
>>> Is there some better "name for a namespace" than the address? Perhaps
>>> the process id of the process that instantiated the namespace???
>> I agree with Tony here.  Aside from the nuisance it is to see that
>> message on console every time I unshare a namespace, a printk doesn't
>> seem like the right way to output the info.
>
> But you agree that this is happening only because you're doing tests 
> related to namespaces, right?

Yup :)

> I don't think that in a "standard" configuration this will happen very 
> frequently, but may be I'm wrong.
>
>>  At most I'd say an audit
>> message.
>
> That's a good idea. Thanks, Serge. I'll do that.

It'll probably still end up a printk for me, but it'll be my own fault
for not setting up audit.

> Regards,
> Nadia

thanks,
-serge

  reply	other threads:[~2008-05-07 13:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-11 14:16 [PATCH 0/8] Change default MSGMNI tunable to scale with lowmem (v3) Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 1/8] Scaling msgmni to the amount of lowmem Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-16  5:59   ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-18  9:19     ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-18 13:08       ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-19  8:50         ` [LTP] " Subrata Modak
2008-02-19 17:16           ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-19 22:16             ` Matt Helsley
2008-02-21  8:39               ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-21 12:36               ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-21 13:02                 ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-21 13:39                   ` Subrata Modak
2008-02-22  6:25                     ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-22  8:41                       ` Subrata Modak
2008-02-20  9:44             ` Subrata Modak
2008-04-29 20:28   ` Tony Luck
2008-05-05  8:45     ` Nadia Derbey
2008-05-06 16:42       ` Luck, Tony
2008-05-06 18:05         ` Serge E. Hallyn
2008-05-07  5:37           ` Nadia Derbey
2008-05-07 13:17             ` Serge E. Hallyn [this message]
2008-05-07 18:12               ` Matt Helsley
2008-05-07  5:13         ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 2/8] Scaling msgmni to the number of ipc namespaces Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 3/8] Defining the slab_memory_callback priority as a constant Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 4/8] Recomputing msgmni on memory add / remove Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 5/8] Invoke the ipcns notifier chain as a work item Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 6/8] Recomputing msgmni on ipc namespace creation/removal Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 7/8] Do not recompute msgmni anymore if explicitely set by user Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 20:24   ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-12  9:32     ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-12  9:44       ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-12 15:15         ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-12 19:44           ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-14 11:47             ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-12  9:45       ` Nadia Derbey
2008-02-11 14:16 ` [PATCH 8/8] Re-enable msgmni automatic recomputing msgmni if set to negative Nadia.Derbey
2008-02-11 20:27   ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-12 11:38     ` Nadia Derbey
2008-05-20 14:28 [PATCH 1/8] Scaling msgmni to the amount of lowmem Michael Kerrisk
2008-05-20 14:45 ` Nadia Derbey
2008-05-20 14:56   ` Michael Kerrisk
2008-05-21 10:47   ` Michael Kerrisk

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