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

Paul Jackson pj at
Wed Jul 11 04:10:07 PDT 2007

Srivatsa wrote:
> So Ingo was proposing we use cpuset as that user interface to manage
> task-groups. This will be only for 2.6.23.

Good explanation - thanks.

In short, the proposal was to use the task partition defined by cpusets
to define CFS task-groups, until the real process containers are

Or, I see in the next message, Ingo responding favorably to your
alternative, using task uid's to partition the tasks into CFS

Yeah, Ingo's preference for using uid's (or gid's ??) sounds right to
me - a sustainable API.

Wouldn't want to be adding a cpuset API for a single 2.6.N release.

... gid's -- why not?

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