[PATCHv3 8/8] cgroup: Add documentation for cgroup namespaces

Aditya Kali adityakali at google.com
Tue Jan 6 23:20:38 UTC 2015

I understand your point. But it will add some complexity to the code.

Before trying to make it work for non-unified hierarchy cases, I would
like to get a clearer idea.
What do you expect to be mounted when you run:
  container:/ # mount -t cgroup none /sys/fs/cgroup/
from inside the container?

Note that cgroup-namespace wont be able to change the way cgroups are
mounted .. i.e., if say cpu and cpuacct subsystems are mounted
together at a single mount-point, then we cannot mount them any other
way (inside a container or outside). This restriction exists today and
cgroup-namespaces won't change that.

So, If on the host we have:
root at adityakali-vm2:/sys/fs/cgroup# cat /proc/mounts | grep cgroup
tmpfs /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs rw,relatime 0 0
cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu cgroup rw,relatime,cpuset,cpu,cpuacct 0 0
cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/mem cgroup rw,relatime,memory,hugetlb 0 0
cgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/rest cgroup
rw,relatime,devices,freezer,net_cls,blkio,perf_event,net_prio 0 0

And inside the container we want each subsystem to be on its own
mount-point, then it will fail. Do you think even then its useful to
support virtualizing paths for non-unified hierarchies?


On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 4:17 PM, Richard Weinberger <richard at nod.at> wrote:
> Am 06.01.2015 um 01:10 schrieb Aditya Kali:
>> Since the old/default behavior is on its way out, I didn't invest time
>> in fixing that. Also, some of the properties that make
>> cgroup-namespace simpler are only provided by unified hierarchy (for
>> example: a single root-cgroup per container).
> Does the new sane cgroupfs behavior even have a single real world user?
> I always thought it isn't stable yet.
> Linux distros currently use systemd v210. They don't dare to use a newer one.
> Even *if* systemd would support the sane sane cgroupfs behavior in the most recent
> version it will take 1-2 years until it would hit a recent distro.
> So please support also the old and nasty behavior such that one day we can run current
> systemd distros in Linux containers.
> Thanks,
> //richard


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