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2012-11-09cgroup_freezer: implement proper hierarchy supportTejun Heo1-21/+42
Up until now, cgroup_freezer didn't implement hierarchy properly. cgroups could be arranged in hierarchy but it didn't make any difference in how each cgroup_freezer behaved. They all operated separately. This patch implements proper hierarchy support. If a cgroup is frozen, all its descendants are frozen. A cgroup is thawed iff it and all its ancestors are THAWED. freezer.self_freezing shows the current freezing state for the cgroup itself. freezer.parent_freezing shows whether the cgroup is freezing because any of its ancestors is freezing. freezer_post_create() locks the parent and new cgroup and inherits the parent's state and freezer_change_state() applies new state top-down using cgroup_for_each_descendant_pre() which guarantees that no child can escape its parent's state. update_if_frozen() uses cgroup_for_each_descendant_post() to propagate frozen states bottom-up. Synchronization could be coarser and easier by using a single mutex to protect all hierarchy operations. Finer grained approach was used because it wasn't too difficult for cgroup_freezer and I think it's beneficial to have an example implementation and cgroup_freezer is rather simple and can serve a good one. As this makes cgroup_freezer properly hierarchical, freezer_subsys.broken_hierarchy marking is removed. Note that this patch changes userland visible behavior - freezing a cgroup now freezes all its descendants too. This behavior change is intended and has been warned via .broken_hierarchy. v2: Michal spotted a bug in freezer_change_state() - descendants were inheriting from the wrong ancestor. Fixed. v3: Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt updated. Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
2011-11-07Documentation: Fix typo in freezer-subsystem.txtRafael J. Wysocki1-2/+2
Fix a typo in Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt. Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> Reviewed-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
2011-06-15Documentation: update cgroupfs mount pointJörg Sommer1-10/+10
According to commit 676db4af0430 ("cgroupfs: create /sys/fs/cgroup to mount cgroupfs on") the canonical mountpoint for the cgroup filesystem is /sys/fs/cgroup. Hence, this should be used in the documentation. Signed-off-by: Jörg Sommer <joerg@alea.gnuu.de> Acked-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-11-12freezer_cg: disable writing freezer.state of root cgroupLi Zefan1-9/+12
With this change, control file 'freezer.state' doesn't exist in root cgroup, making root cgroup unfreezable. I think it's reasonable to disallow freeze tasks in the root cgroup. And then we can avoid fork overhead when freezer subsystem is compiled but not used. Also make writing invalid value to freezer.state returns EINVAL rather than EIO. This is more consistent with other cgroup subsystem. Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Acked-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Cc: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com> Cc: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Cc: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Cc: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-10-20container freezer: document the cgroup freezer subsystem.Matt Helsley1-0/+99
Describe why we need the freezer subsystem and how to use it in a documentation file. Since the cgroups.txt file is focused on the subsystem-agnostic portions of cgroups make a directory and move the old cgroups.txt file at the same time. Signed-off-by: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Cc: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Cc: containers@lists.linux-foundation.org Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

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