[torqueusers] Memory resource limits and rlimits on Linux

"Mgr. Šimon Tóth" SimonT at mail.muni.cz
Mon Oct 18 09:54:18 MDT 2010

>>> b) In mom_set_limits(), various rlimits are set based on
>>>    Torque resources:
>>>    line 1352 and onwards:
>>>    The mem and/or pmem resource causes the system limit RLIMIT_DATA
>>>    to be set. Linux 2.6 IGNORES RLIMIT_DATA. Try it. I used the attached
>>>    glom.c program, adding in appropriate setrlimit() calls. glom takes
>>>    one integer argument, the amount of MiB to allocate.
>> Oh, if this is true, then this is definitely something the we all need
>> to look into.
>> I will try to allocate some time and test it myself and then report back.
>> Just to make sure, if mem/pmem/vmem/pvmem limits would be enforced
>> correctly (maybe not using rlimit but cgroups, or something else), would
>> that solve the issue for you?
> Yes, that would. I appreciate your taking time to look at it.

What I found is that RLIMIT_DATA doesn't apply to mmap (I have no idea
if it is a bug, or if it is intended).

One solution might be using cgroups.
I will post a new thread about this into the dev mailing list.

Mgr. Šimon Tóth

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