Bug 461458

Summary: kernel returns EPERM when RLIMIT_NOFILE is set to RLIM_INFINITY
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Adam Tkac <atkac>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: bashton, ovasik, wolfgang.rupprecht
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Description Adam Tkac 2008-09-08 04:33:59 EDT
Created attachment 316052 [details]
testcase

Description of problem:
when I want set open files limit to infinity kernel returns EPERM.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ uname -r
2.6.27-0.312.rc5.git7.fc10.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
try run attached testcase (under root, of course) and see output from strace
  
Actual results:
limit is not set, EPERM is returned

Expected results:
limit is set to "infinity" (currently NR_OPEN)
Comment 1 Adam Tkac 2008-09-08 04:37:12 EDT
Created attachment 316057 [details]
proposed patch
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2008-09-08 14:33:17 EDT
If you haven't already, can you send this to linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org please ?

Thanks.
Comment 3 Adam Tkac 2008-09-11 13:13:11 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> If you haven't already, can you send this to linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> please ?
> 
> Thanks.

Done, already in MM tree. Would it be possible include attached patch to next distribution kernel update, please? (all F8/F9/rawhide kernels) It is needed by bind package (bug #461913). Thanks
Comment 4 Adam Tkac 2008-09-15 08:18:59 EDT
Improved version of patch is on http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/9/12/56
Comment 5 Adam Tkac 2008-09-22 09:14:53 EDT
*** Bug 461913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Brennan Ashton 2008-11-04 00:34:31 EST
Has this patch made it into the kernel, if so please close this bug.
Comment 7 Adam Tkac 2008-11-04 05:52:02 EST
Patch has been merged in 0c2d64fb6cae9aae480f6a46cfe79f8d7d48b59f (2.6.28 series), closing