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authorPaul Menage <menage@google.com>2009-09-23 15:56:19 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-09-24 07:20:57 -0700
commitc6d57f3312a6619d47c5557b5f6154a74d04ff80 (patch)
treeb2e9214e58120c5d91ed0039afd06def62bfdf54 /Documentation/cgroups
parent34f77a90f79fca31802c2e942bd73f7f557fe28c (diff)
cgroups: support named cgroups hierarchies
To simplify referring to cgroup hierarchies in mount statements, and to allow disambiguation in the presence of empty hierarchies and multiply-bindable subsystems this patch adds support for naming a new cgroup hierarchy via the "name=" mount option A pre-existing hierarchy may be specified by either name or by subsystems; a hierarchy's name cannot be changed by a remount operation. Example usage: # To create a hierarchy called "foo" containing the "cpu" subsystem mount -t cgroup -oname=foo,cpu cgroup /mnt/cgroup1 # To mount the "foo" hierarchy on a second location mount -t cgroup -oname=foo cgroup /mnt/cgroup2 Signed-off-by: Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Reviewed-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> Cc: Dhaval Giani <dhaval@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt
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@@ -408,6 +408,26 @@ You can attach the current shell task by echoing 0:
# echo 0 > tasks
+2.3 Mounting hierarchies by name
+Passing the name=<x> option when mounting a cgroups hierarchy
+associates the given name with the hierarchy. This can be used when
+mounting a pre-existing hierarchy, in order to refer to it by name
+rather than by its set of active subsystems. Each hierarchy is either
+nameless, or has a unique name.
+The name should match [\w.-]+
+When passing a name=<x> option for a new hierarchy, you need to
+specify subsystems manually; the legacy behaviour of mounting all
+subsystems when none are explicitly specified is not supported when
+you give a subsystem a name.
+The name of the subsystem appears as part of the hierarchy description
+in /proc/mounts and /proc/<pid>/cgroups.
3. Kernel API