[PATCH 1/2] Adds a read-only "procs" file similar to "tasks" that shows only unique tgids

Paul Menage menage at google.com
Sat Jul 4 09:10:58 PDT 2009

2009/7/3 KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com>:
> Anyway, above algorithm shows that it's enough to have per-cgroup bitmap
> (size can be dinamically changed) rather than big table and ugly sort().
> How about adding per-cgroup taskid bitmap ?
> clear/set is very easy.

A per-cgroup bitmap of task ids would mean (assuming that it's
implemented as a sparse tree like an IDA) that you'd add extra
allocations and possible failure points in the fork path - right now
the fork overhead imposed by the cgroups framework itself is just
linking yourself into your parent's css_set and bumping its refcount.
I guess there probably are workloads where doing more work at
fork/exit time and less at "tasks" scan time is a win, but that has to
be balanced against those where fork/exit performance is more
critical, and the fact that it would be adding another way that fork
could fail.


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