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Date:	Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:39:24 -0500
From:	Robin Holt <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:, Alex Thorlton <>
Subject: [PATCH] Sys V shared memory limited to 8TiB.

Trying to run an application which was trying to put data into half
of memory using shmget(), we found that having a shmall value below
8EiB-8TiB would prevent us from using anything more than 8TiB.  By setting
kernel.shmall greater that 8EiB-8TiB would make the job work.

In the newseg() function, ns->shm_tot which, at 8TiB is INT_MAX.

 458 static int newseg(struct ipc_namespace *ns, struct ipc_params *params)
 459 {
 465         int numpages = (size + PAGE_SIZE -1) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
 474         if (ns->shm_tot + numpages > ns->shm_ctlall)
 475                 return -ENOSPC;

Signed-off-by: Robin Holt <>
Reported-by: Alex Thorlton <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Stable Kernel Maintainers <>
Cc: lkml <>


 include/linux/ipc_namespace.h | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h b/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h
index ae221a7..ca62eca 100644
--- a/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h
+++ b/include/linux/ipc_namespace.h
@@ -43,8 +43,8 @@ struct ipc_namespace {
 	size_t		shm_ctlmax;
 	size_t		shm_ctlall;
+	unsigned long	shm_tot;
 	int		shm_ctlmni;
-	int		shm_tot;
 	 * Defines whether IPC_RMID is forced for _all_ shm segments regardless
 	 * of shmctl()

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