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From: Alex Richman <alex.r@gblabs.co.uk>
To: linux-man@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: mlock() confusing 1 half of system RAM limit
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 10:53:57 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <c43ad840-dcab-b86f-bf15-ffb26b66d37b@gblabs.co.uk> (raw)

Hi,

I'm seeing a 1/2 of system RAM limit when calling mlock().  mlock(2) says:
 > ENOMEM (Linux 2.4 and earlier) the calling process tried to lock more 
than half of RAM.
Which implies to me that the 1 half of system RAM limit should be only 
Linux 2.4 and earlier, but I'm running linux 4.4.127 and still seeing 
the limit.

This is on a system with 66007168 KB total memory, locking 33794621440 
bytes works, locking 33795653632 bytes does not work.

Anyone know if this is the man pages or the kernel or something unrelated?

More details here: 
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50639709/mlock-of-large-shm-address-range-fails-with-enomem-even-with-lots-of-free-memo

Thanks,
- Alex.

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             reply	other threads:[~2018-06-01 10:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-01  9:53 Alex Richman [this message]
2018-06-01 11:44 ` Michal Hocko
2018-06-01 12:26   ` Alex Richman
2018-06-01 13:05     ` Michal Hocko
2018-06-01 13:24       ` Alex Richman
2018-06-01 13:41         ` Michal Hocko

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