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authorEric W. Biederman <>2016-09-22 13:08:36 -0500
committerEric W. Biederman <>2016-09-22 13:25:56 -0500
commitdf75e7748bae1c7098bfa358485389b897f71305 (patch)
tree90b7cdeced0ec6fd9a1543826a5850611c441671 /ipc/namespace.c
parent9c722e406a64db181f6a7b53a19a58fe61501f99 (diff)
userns: When the per user per user namespace limit is reached return ENOSPC
The current error codes returned when a the per user per user namespace limit are hit (EINVAL, EUSERS, and ENFILE) are wrong. I asked for advice on linux-api and it we made clear that those were the wrong error code, but a correct effor code was not suggested. The best general error code I have found for hitting a resource limit is ENOSPC. It is not perfect but as it is unambiguous it will serve until someone comes up with a better error code. Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc/namespace.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/namespace.c b/ipc/namespace.c
index 730914214135..fab727d9fe09 100644
--- a/ipc/namespace.c
+++ b/ipc/namespace.c
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ static struct ipc_namespace *create_ipc_ns(struct user_namespace *user_ns,
struct ucounts *ucounts;
int err;
- err = -ENFILE;
+ err = -ENOSPC;
ucounts = inc_ipc_namespaces(user_ns);
if (!ucounts)
goto fail;