Commit 56c119e5 authored by Anthony PERARD's avatar Anthony PERARD Committed by Stefano Stabellini

xen-mapcache: Fix rlimit set size.

Previously, the address space soft limit was set mcache_max_size. So,
before the mcache_max_size was reached by the mapcache, QEMU was killed
for overuse of the virtual address space.

This patch fix that by setting the soft limit the maximum than can have
QEMU. So the soft and hard limit are always set to RLIM_INFINITY if QEMU
is privileged.

In case QEMU is not run as root and the limit is too low, the maximum
mapcache size will be set the rlim_max - 80MB because observed that QEMU
use 75MB more than the maximum mapcache size after several empirical
Signed-off-by: default avatarAnthony PERARD <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarStefano Stabellini <>
parent 2b734340
......@@ -40,6 +40,13 @@
/* This is the size of the virtual address space reserve to QEMU that will not
* be use by MapCache.
* From empirical tests I observed that qemu use 75MB more than the
* max_mcache_size.
#define NON_MCACHE_MEMORY_SIZE (80 * 1024 * 1024)
#define mapcache_lock() ((void)0)
#define mapcache_unlock() ((void)0)
......@@ -92,15 +99,27 @@ void xen_map_cache_init(void)
mapcache->last_address_index = -1;
getrlimit(RLIMIT_AS, &rlimit_as);
if (rlimit_as.rlim_max < MCACHE_MAX_SIZE) {
rlimit_as.rlim_cur = rlimit_as.rlim_max;
if (geteuid() == 0) {
rlimit_as.rlim_cur = RLIM_INFINITY;
rlimit_as.rlim_max = RLIM_INFINITY;
mapcache->max_mcache_size = MCACHE_MAX_SIZE;
} else {
rlimit_as.rlim_cur = MCACHE_MAX_SIZE;
getrlimit(RLIMIT_AS, &rlimit_as);
rlimit_as.rlim_cur = rlimit_as.rlim_max;
if (rlimit_as.rlim_max != RLIM_INFINITY) {
fprintf(stderr, "Warning: QEMU's maximum size of virtual"
" memory is not infinity.\n");
if (rlimit_as.rlim_max < MCACHE_MAX_SIZE + NON_MCACHE_MEMORY_SIZE) {
mapcache->max_mcache_size = rlimit_as.rlim_max -
} else {
mapcache->max_mcache_size = MCACHE_MAX_SIZE;
setrlimit(RLIMIT_AS, &rlimit_as);
mapcache->max_mcache_size = rlimit_as.rlim_cur;
mapcache->nr_buckets =
(((mapcache->max_mcache_size >> XC_PAGE_SHIFT) +
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