path: root/fs/exec.c
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authorRoland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>2010-09-07 19:36:28 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-09-10 08:10:26 -0700
commit7993bc1f4663c0db67bb8f0d98e6678145b387cd (patch)
treed283304f635cc5c36d8fa3319dd663209138988e /fs/exec.c
parent1b528181b2ffa14721fb28ad1bd539fe1732c583 (diff)
execve: improve interactivity with large arguments
This adds a preemption point during the copying of the argument and environment strings for execve, in copy_strings(). There is already a preemption point in the count() loop, so this doesn't add any new points in the abstract sense. When the total argument+environment strings are very large, the time spent copying them can be much more than a normal user time slice. So this change improves the interactivity of the rest of the system when one process is doing an execve with very large arguments. Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/exec.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 1b63237fc6d..6f2d777431a 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -419,6 +419,8 @@ static int copy_strings(int argc, const char __user *const __user *argv,
while (len > 0) {
int offset, bytes_to_copy;
+ cond_resched();
offset = pos % PAGE_SIZE;
if (offset == 0)
offset = PAGE_SIZE;