That looks very sensible. Patch applied; thanks.



On 01/11/17 12:37, Petr Menšík wrote:
> Some of our Openstack users run quite large number of dnsmasq instances
> on single host. They started hitting default limit of inotify socket
> number on single system after upgrade to more recent version. System
> defaults of sysctl fs.inotify.max_user_instances is 128. They reached
> limit of 116 dnsmasq instances, then more instances failed to start.
> I was surprised they have any use case for such high number of
> instances. They use one dnsmasq for one virtual network.
> I found simple way to avoid hitting low system limit. They do not use
> resolv.conf for name server configuration or any dhcp hosts or options
> directory. Created inotify socket is never used in that case. Simple
> patch attached.
> I know we can raise inotify system limit. I think better is to not waste
> resources that are left unused.

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