[PATCH 5/6] Makes procs file writable to move all threads by tgid at once
matthltc at us.ibm.com
Fri Jul 24 08:50:41 PDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 08:22:00PM -0700, Ben Blum wrote:
> Makes procs file writable to move all threads by tgid at once
> This patch adds functionality that enables users to move all threads in a
> threadgroup at once to a cgroup by writing the tgid to the 'cgroup.procs'
> file. This current implementation makes use of a rwsem that's taken for
> reading in the fork() path to prevent newly forking threads within the
There is much ado about not taking additional "global locks" in fork()
* The fork and exit callbacks cgroup_fork() and cgroup_exit(), don't
* (usually) take cgroup_mutex. These are the two most performance
* critical pieces of code here.
and as I recall cgroup_fork() doesn't ever take cgroup_mutex because it is
so performance critical. Assuming the above comments in kernel/cgroup.c
are correct then this patch adds a performance regression by introducing a
global mutex in the fork path, doesn't it?
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