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authorChristian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>2020-02-05 14:26:22 +0100
committerTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>2020-02-12 17:57:51 -0500
commitef2c41cf38a7559bbf91af42d5b6a4429db8fc68 (patch)
treead5801b2782c5268dc0ad1b6f0f591b1da582eee /tools/testing/selftests/cgroup/cgroup_util.c
parentcgroup: add cgroup_may_write() helper (diff)
clone3: allow spawning processes into cgroups
This adds support for creating a process in a different cgroup than its parent. Callers can limit and account processes and threads right from the moment they are spawned: - A service manager can directly spawn new services into dedicated cgroups. - A process can be directly created in a frozen cgroup and will be frozen as well. - The initial accounting jitter experienced by process supervisors and daemons is eliminated with this. - Threaded applications or even thread implementations can choose to create a specific cgroup layout where each thread is spawned directly into a dedicated cgroup. This feature is limited to the unified hierarchy. Callers need to pass a directory file descriptor for the target cgroup. The caller can choose to pass an O_PATH file descriptor. All usual migration restrictions apply, i.e. there can be no processes in inner nodes. In general, creating a process directly in a target cgroup adheres to all migration restrictions. One of the biggest advantages of this feature is that CLONE_INTO_GROUP does not need to grab the write side of the cgroup cgroup_threadgroup_rwsem. This global lock makes moving tasks/threads around super expensive. With clone3() this lock is avoided. Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Cc: Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: cgroups@vger.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com> Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
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