[PATCH] new cgroup controller "fork"

Max Kellermann mk at cm4all.com
Thu Feb 17 06:09:25 PST 2011


On 2011/02/17 14:50, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> I wonder allowing to set the limit to Root cgroup may imply the system death.
> How about disabling to set value to Root cgroup ?

That is taken care of already:

> > +static int
> > +cgroup_fork_populate(struct cgroup_subsys *ss, struct cgroup *cgroup)
> > +{
> > +	if (cgroup->parent == NULL)
> > +		/* cannot limit the root cgroup */
> > +		return 0;

The attribute simply doesn't exist in the root cgroup.

Also watch the loop condition in cgroup_fork_pre_fork() closely, the
root cgroup isn't checked (even if you could find a way to configure
it):

> > +	t = cgroup_fork_current();
> > +	while (t->css.cgroup->parent != NULL && err == 0) {


> IIRC, fork()'s error code is EAGAIN or ENOMEM. The exisiting limit of
> rlimit() returns EAGAIN.
> 
> How about -EAGAIN here ? I think it's not good to add new error code for
> system calls.

EPERM seemed appropriate to me, because the administrator disallows
more than N forks.  If there are practical reasons for changing it to
EAGAIN or ENOMEM, I'm ok with that.  Thanks for the hint.

Max


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