containers (was Re: -mm merge plans for 2.6.23)

Srivatsa Vaddagiri vatsa at
Tue Jul 10 23:03:09 PDT 2007

On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 10:29:42PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I'm inclined to take the cautious route here - I don't think people will be
> dying for the CFS thingy (which I didn't even know about?) in .23, and it's
> rather a lot of infrastructure to add for a CPU scheduler configurator
> gadget (what does it do, anyway?)

Hmm ok, if you think the container patches is too early for 2.6.23, fine.
We should definitely target to have it in 2.6.24, by which time I am
thinking the memory rss controller will also be in a good shape.

> We have plenty of stuff for 2.6.23 already ;)
> Is this liveable with??

Fine. I will request you to enable group cpu scheduling in
2.6.23-rcX-mmY atleast, so that it gets some amount of testing. The
essential group scheduling bits is already in Linus' tree now (as part
of cfs merge), so what you need in -mm is a slim patch to hook it with Paul's 
container infrastructure (which I trust will continue to be in -mm until it goes
mainline). I will send across that slim patch later (to be included in
2.6.23-rc1-mm1 perhaps).


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