[PATCH 0/7] cgroups: Allow to bind/unbind subsystems to/from non-trival hierarchy

Li Zefan lizf at cn.fujitsu.com
Fri Oct 22 01:09:08 PDT 2010

Stephane posted a patchset to add perf_cgroup subsystem, so perf can
be used to monitor all threads belonging to a cgroup.

But if you already mounted a cgroup hierarchy but without perf_cgroup
and the hierarchy has sub-cgroups, you can't bind perf_cgroup to it,
and thus you're not able to use per-cgroup perf feature.

This patchset alleviates the pain, and then a subsytem can be
bound/unbound to/from a hierarchy which has sub-cgroups in it.

Some subsystems still can't take advantage of this patchset, memcgroup
and cpuset in specific.

For cpuset, if a hierarchy has a sub-cgroup and the cgroup has tasks,
we can't decide sub-cgroup's cpuset.mems and cpuset.cpus automatically
if we try to bind cpuset to this hierarchy.

For memcgroup, memcgroup uses css_get/put(), and due to some complexity,
for now bindable subsystems should not use css_get/put().


# mount -t cgroup -o cpuset xxx /mnt
# mkdir /mnt/tmp
# echo $$ > /mnt/tmp/tasks

(add cpuacct to the hierarchy)
# mount -o remount,cpuset,cpuacct xxx /mnt

(remove it from the hierarchy)
# mount -o remount,cpuset xxx /mnt

There's another limitation, cpuacct should not be bound to any mounted
hierarchy before the above operation. But that's not a problem, as you
can remove it from a hierarchy and bind it to another one.

 Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt |   26 ++-
 include/linux/cgroup.h            |   25 +++-
 kernel/cgroup.c                   |  305 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 kernel/cgroup_freezer.c           |   19 ++-
 kernel/sched.c                    |    1 +
 net/sched/cls_cgroup.c            |    1 +
 security/device_cgroup.c          |    1 +
 7 files changed, 311 insertions(+), 67 deletions(-)

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