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authorDaniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr>2011-05-26 16:25:23 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-05-26 17:12:34 -0700
commita77aea92010acf54ad785047234418d5d68772e2 (patch)
treec7cb57b62fd02bee2baceb79251923f7caec6139 /init/Kconfig
parentcgroups: use flex_array in attach_proc (diff)
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cgroup: remove the ns_cgroup
The ns_cgroup is an annoying cgroup at the namespace / cgroup frontier and leads to some problems: * cgroup creation is out-of-control * cgroup name can conflict when pids are looping * it is not possible to have a single process handling a lot of namespaces without falling in a exponential creation time * we may want to create a namespace without creating a cgroup The ns_cgroup was replaced by a compatibility flag 'clone_children', where a newly created cgroup will copy the parent cgroup values. The userspace has to manually create a cgroup and add a task to the 'tasks' file. This patch removes the ns_cgroup as suggested in the following thread: https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/containers/2009-June/018616.html The 'cgroup_clone' function is removed because it is no longer used. This is a userspace-visible change. Commit 45531757b45c ("cgroup: notify ns_cgroup deprecated") (merged into 2.6.27) caused the kernel to emit a printk warning users that the feature is planned for removal. Since that time we have heard from XXX users who were affected by this. Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr> Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com> Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Jamal Hadi Salim <hadi@cyberus.ca> Reviewed-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Acked-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Acked-by: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
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--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -589,14 +589,6 @@ config CGROUP_DEBUG
Say N if unsure.
-config CGROUP_NS
- bool "Namespace cgroup subsystem"
- help
- Provides a simple namespace cgroup subsystem to
- provide hierarchical naming of sets of namespaces,
- for instance virtual servers and checkpoint/restart
- jobs.
-
config CGROUP_FREEZER
bool "Freezer cgroup subsystem"
help