[PATCH v4 0/4] cgroups: support for module-loadable subsystems
bblum at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Jan 7 00:22:54 PST 2010
On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 03:14:32AM -0500, Ben Blum wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 02:42:19PM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> > KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> > > On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 20:26:06 -0500
> > > Ben Blum <bblum at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 04:04:14PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >>> On Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:10:50 -0500
> > >>> Ben Blum <bblum at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> This patch series implements support for building, loading, and
> > >>>> unloading subsystems as modules, both within and outside the kernel
> > >>>> source tree. It provides an interface cgroup_load_subsys() and
> > >>>> cgroup_unload_subsys() which modular subsystems can use to register and
> > >>>> depart during runtime. The net_cls classifier subsystem serves as the
> > >>>> example for a subsystem which can be converted into a module using these
> > >>>> changes.
> > >>> What is the value in this? What are the usage scenarios? Why does the
> > >>> benefit of this change exceed the cost/risk/etc of merging it?
> > >> As discussed in the first posting of these patches, this provides the
> > >> ability for arbitrary subsystems to be used with cgroups.. cls_cgroup
> > >> would have already been a module except for a lack of support from
> > >> cgroups, and the change also allows other module-loadable classifiers
> > >> to add subsystems of their own.
> > >
> > > Hmm, do you have your own module in plan ?
> > >
> > Maybe the new blkio_cgroup can also be made module-able.
> certainly looks promising. one thing I note while looking over it is
> that it wants .use_id = 1, and the load_subsys interface neglects to
> make a call to init_idr. adding calls to cgroup_init_idr has a few
> possible complications... what use does blkio have for use_id?
oh, oops, while tracing the calls that init_idr does i ended up looking
at the wrong functions and made it out to be harder than it was (in
several places, even). still it would need to be included in load_subsys
and the single error case handled appropriately.
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