[-mm PATCH 5/10] Memory controller task migration (v7)

YAMAMOTO Takashi yamamoto at valinux.co.jp
Tue Aug 28 01:32:52 PDT 2007


> YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> >> Allow tasks to migrate from one container to the other. We migrate
> >> mm_struct's mem_container only when the thread group id migrates.
> > 
> >> +	/*
> >> +	 * Only thread group leaders are allowed to migrate, the mm_struct is
> >> +	 * in effect owned by the leader
> >> +	 */
> >> +	if (p->tgid != p->pid)
> >> +		goto out;
> > 
> > does it mean that you can't move a process between containers
> > once its thread group leader exited?
> > 
> > YAMAMOTO Takashi
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Good catch! Currently, we treat the mm as owned by the thread group leader.
> But this policy can be easily adapted to any other desired policy.
> Would you like to see it change to something else?
> 
> -- 
> 	Warm Regards,
> 	Balbir Singh
> 	Linux Technology Center
> 	IBM, ISTL

although i have no good idea right now, something which allows
to move a process with its thread group leader dead would be better.

YAMAMOTO Takashi


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