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Posted Jan 4, 2013 20:47 UTC (Fri) by ebiederm (subscriber, #35028)
Posted Jan 4, 2013 22:58 UTC (Fri) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
Posted Jan 5, 2013 6:39 UTC (Sat) by ebiederm (subscriber, #35028)
As for taking a slice of a control group hierarchy and making it visible in a container the best practical solution I have heard is to do a "mount --bind" of a slice of that hierarchy into a container. Something better was promised at the time control groups were merged but that has never appeared.
The design mistake of embedding a view of the system packed with global identifiers and silly unwarranted assumptions into a filesystem seems to be an easy mistake to make and is very annoying to deal with.
From what little time I have had to look at the control group interface to user space, and the control group model of controlling resources, and the direction all of that is evolving I really don't like the result. Still today control groups are the best solution we have in linux today to the recursive resource limiting problem.
I encourage people who care to help by looking at control groups, reporting bugs and usability problems, and even better writing and submitting patches.
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