[torquedev] [Bug 175] buffer overruns in cpuset.c

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Tue Apr 24 18:11:05 MDT 2012


--- Comment #3 from Martin Siegert <siegert at sfu.ca> 2012-04-24 18:11:05 MDT ---
The problem is more complicated: apparently there exists a 4095 byte limit 
for the kernel VFS.

uv1000:/dev/cpuset/torque/martin # seq -s, 1 1041 | wc
      1       1    4098
uv1000:/dev/cpuset/torque/martin # seq -s, 1 1040 > cpus ; cat cpus
uv1000:/dev/cpuset/torque/martin # seq -s, 1 1041 > cpus ; cat cpus
uv1000:/dev/cpuset/torque/martin # echo "1-1041" > cpus ; cat cpus

Thus, it is not possible to simply increase the string size of cpusbuf,
at least not beyond 4095 which is good for a maximum of only 1040 cpus.
The solution is indicated above: it is possible to write ranges to the
cpus file, instead of writing a comma separated list of cpus.

The attached patch implements such a solution: first sort the list of
cpus, then construct a cpusbuf string that collapse the list of cpus
into ranges as much as possible.

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