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authorLi Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>2009-01-15 13:50:59 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-01-15 16:39:37 -0800
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cgroups: consolidate cgroup documents
Move Documentation/cpusets.txt and Documentation/controllers/* to Documentation/cgroups/ Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Acked-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Acked-by: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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+CPU Accounting Controller
+-------------------------
+
+The CPU accounting controller is used to group tasks using cgroups and
+account the CPU usage of these groups of tasks.
+
+The CPU accounting controller supports multi-hierarchy groups. An accounting
+group accumulates the CPU usage of all of its child groups and the tasks
+directly present in its group.
+
+Accounting groups can be created by first mounting the cgroup filesystem.
+
+# mkdir /cgroups
+# mount -t cgroup -ocpuacct none /cgroups
+
+With the above step, the initial or the parent accounting group
+becomes visible at /cgroups. At bootup, this group includes all the
+tasks in the system. /cgroups/tasks lists the tasks in this cgroup.
+/cgroups/cpuacct.usage gives the CPU time (in nanoseconds) obtained by
+this group which is essentially the CPU time obtained by all the tasks
+in the system.
+
+New accounting groups can be created under the parent group /cgroups.
+
+# cd /cgroups
+# mkdir g1
+# echo $$ > g1
+
+The above steps create a new group g1 and move the current shell
+process (bash) into it. CPU time consumed by this bash and its children
+can be obtained from g1/cpuacct.usage and the same is accumulated in
+/cgroups/cpuacct.usage also.

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