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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2] tools/xenconsoled: Increase file descriptor limit

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 05:31:19PM +0000, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 17/02/15 16:48, Wei Liu wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 04:37:08PM +0000, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> >
> >> I am not sure what an admin could usefully do with a logged failure
> >> message here.  Xenconsoled will most likely not function in an
> >> environment where it is not sufficiently privileged to make this limit
> >> adjustment (use of privcmd and /dev/ptmx).
> >>
> > Does xenconsoled requires CAP_SYS_RESOURCE to make use of privcmd and
> > /dev/ptmx? If not, there is a case that your setrlimit fails
> > while other parts can still be functional, right?
> A slim chance, yes if someone has specifically been playing with
> capabilities.
> I still don't see how an error message would be useful.  Even if the
> call fails, the process still has the default number of file descriptors
> and can function fine up until that limit.  If errors were meaningful in
> this case, the function wouldn't be void.

Fair enough. I don't have very strong opinion. Was just thinking some
error message might help debugging if the call fails and the limit is


> ~Andrew

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