[PATCH 0/4] Container Freezer: Reuse Suspend Freezer

Serge E. Hallyn serue at us.ibm.com
Thu Jul 10 07:40:09 PDT 2008


Quoting KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki (kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com):
> On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 14:58:43 -0700
> Matt Helsley <matthltc at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 13:07 -0700, Paul Menage wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Paul Menage <menage at google.com> wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:39 PM, Matt Helsley <matthltc at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> One is to try and disallow users from moving frozen tasks. That doesn't
> > > >> seem like a good approach since it would require a new cgroups interface
> > > >> "can_detach()".
> > > >
> > > > Detaching from the old cgroup happens at the same time as attaching to
> > > > the new cgroup, so can_attach() would work here.
> > 
> > Update: I've made a patch implementing this. However it might be better
> > to just modify attach() to thaw the moving task rather than disallow
> > moving the frozen task. Serge, Cedric, Kame-san, do you have any
> > thoughts on which is more useful and/or intuitive?
> > 
> 
> Thank you for explanation in previous mail.
> 
> Hmm, just thawing seems atractive but it will confuse people (I think).
> 
> I think some kind of process-group is freezed by this freezer and "moving
> freezed task" is wrong(unexpected) operation in general.  And there will
> be no demand to do that from users.
> I think just taking "moving freezed task" as error-operation and returning
> -EBUSY is better.
> 
> Thanks,
> -Kame

I'm torn.  Allowing the moves is kind of cool, but I think I agree that
we should start out with the simpler semantics, which in this case is
disallowing the move.  The race Li may have found will only become more
complicated when both sides of the race can change the task's frozen
state.

-serge


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