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From: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec <at> gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH 00/12 v4][RESEND] cgroups: Task counter subsystem
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Tuesday 6th September 2011 00:12:54 UTC (over 5 years ago)
(Sorry, I had unbalanced "<" and ">" around email addresses so I need
to resend otherwise LKML wouldn't take it.)


Reminder:

The task counter is a cgroup subsystem that features an upper bound
limitation on the number of tasks running inside cgroup.

It has two desired usecases, but possibly more can be found:

- Protect against forkbomb in the scope of a cgroup, this can be
especially useful in the case of containers where traditional rlmit
is too limited.

- Kill all tasks inside a cgroup without worrying about races against
concurrent forks.

See documentation in patch 10/12 for more details.

May be I should rebase the whole against Tejun's patches that use
an iterator on tasks.

Changes in v4:

- Rebase on top of "cgroups: Don't attach task to subsystem if
  migration failed" (https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/8/26/262),
applied
  in -mm.
- Add comment about the use of spinlock in res_counter_write_u64() (patch
1)
- Update documentation after [can_]attach_task() arguments changes (patch
3)
- Update documentation for cancel_attach_task() new callback (patch 4)
- Cancel task attachment on migration failure in cgroup_attach_proc()
(patch 4)
- Some function inlining (patch 5)
- Move "Allow charge failure pointer to be null" earlier in the set for
  sanity (patch 7)
- Fix error return value (patch 8 and 9)
- Whitespace fixes, comments added, improve config help section (patch 9)
- Drop subsystem early init (patch 9)
- Add subsystem documentation (patch 10)
- Remove ad-hoc fork hook and reuse existing one for cgroup (patch 11 and
12)

This can not be pulled from:                                               
                                                     
                                                                           
                                                 
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/frederic/random-tracing.git
                                                   
        cgroup/nr_proc-v4

Frederic Weisbecker (12):
  cgroups: Add res_counter_write_u64() API
  cgroups: New resource counter inheritance API
  cgroups: Add previous cgroup in can_attach_task/attach_task callbacks
  cgroups: New cancel_attach_task subsystem callback
  cgroups: Ability to stop res charge propagation on bounded ancestor
  cgroups: Add res counter common ancestor searching
  res_counter: Allow charge failure pointer to be null
  cgroups: Pull up res counter charge failure interpretation to caller
  cgroups: Add a task counter subsystem
  cgroups: Add documentation for task counter subsystem
  cgroups: Allow subsystems to cancel a fork
  cgroups: Convert task counter to use the subsys fork callback

 Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt      |   13 ++-
 Documentation/cgroups/task_counter.txt |  126 ++++++++++++++++++++
 block/blk-cgroup.c                     |   10 +-
 include/linux/cgroup.h                 |   20 ++-
 include/linux/cgroup_subsys.h          |    8 ++
 include/linux/res_counter.h            |   25 ++++-
 init/Kconfig                           |    7 +
 kernel/Makefile                        |    1 +
 kernel/cgroup.c                        |   56 +++++++--
 kernel/cgroup_freezer.c                |    9 +-
 kernel/cgroup_task_counter.c           |  200
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/cpuset.c                        |    6 +-
 kernel/events/core.c                   |    5 +-
 kernel/exit.c                          |    2 +-
 kernel/fork.c                          |    7 +-
 kernel/res_counter.c                   |   77 ++++++++++---
 kernel/sched.c                         |    6 +-
 17 files changed, 524 insertions(+), 54 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/cgroups/task_counter.txt
 create mode 100644 kernel/cgroup_task_counter.c

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