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From: Josh Triplett <>
To: Jens Axboe <>
Cc: Pavel Begunkov <>,,
	"David S . Miller" <>,
	Jakub Kicinski <>,,,
	Stefan Metzmacher <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 0/4] open/accept directly into io_uring fixed file table
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 20:42:17 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YRiNGTL2Dp/7vNzt@localhost> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 05:03:44PM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> What's the plan in terms of limiting the amount of direct descriptors
> (for lack of a better word)? That seems like an important aspect that
> should get sorted out upfront.
> Maybe we have a way to size the direct table, which will consume entries
> from the same pool that the regular file table does? That would then
> work both ways, and could potentially just be done dynamically similarly
> to how we expand the regular file table when we exceed its current size.

I think we'll want a way to size the direct table regardless, so that
it's pre-allocated and doesn't need to be resized when an index is used.
Then, we could do one of two equally easy things, depending on what
policy we want to set:

- Deduct the full size of the fixed-file table from the allowed number
  of files the process can have open. So, if RLIMIT_NOFILE is 1048576,
  and you pre-allocate 1000000 entries in the fixed-file table, you can
  have no more than 48576 file descriptors open. Stricter, but
  potentially problematic: a program *might* expect that it can
  dup2(some_fd, nofile - 1) successfully.

- Use RLIMIT_NOFILE as the maximum size of the fixed-file table. There's
  precedent for this: we already use RLIMIT_NOFILE as the maximum number
  of file descriptors you can have in flight over UNIX sockets.

I personally would favor the latter; it seems simple and

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-15  3:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-13 16:43 Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-13 16:43 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] net: add accept helper not installing fd Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-13 16:43 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] io_uring: openat directly into fixed fd table Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-13 16:43 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] io_uring: hand code io_accept() fd installing Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-13 16:43 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] io_uring: accept directly into fixed file table Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-13 19:00 ` [PATCH v2 0/4] open/accept directly into io_uring " Josh Triplett
2021-08-14 12:50   ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-14 23:03     ` Jens Axboe
2021-08-15  3:42       ` Josh Triplett [this message]
2021-08-15 15:05         ` Jens Axboe
2021-08-15 15:12           ` Jens Axboe
2021-08-15 13:00       ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-15  3:31     ` Josh Triplett
2021-08-15 10:48       ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-15 14:23         ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-16 15:45 ` Stefan Metzmacher
2021-08-17  9:33   ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-08-17 14:57     ` Jens Axboe

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