Re: Re: [RFC] How to handle the rules engine for cgroups
From: kamezawa . hiroyu
Date: Fri Jul 18 2008 - 19:19:13 EST
----- Original Message -----
>KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
>> On Tue, 1 Jul 2008 15:11:26 -0400
>> Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> While development is going on for cgroup and various controllers, we also
>>> need a facility so that an admin/user can specify the group creation and
>>> also specify the rules based on which tasks should be placed in respective
>>> groups. Group creation part will be handled by libcg which is already
>>> under development. We still need to tackle the issue of how to specify
>>> the rules and how these rules are enforced (rules engine).
>> A different topic.
>> Recently I'm interested in "How to write userland daemon program
>> to control group subsystem." To implement that effectively, we need
>> some notifier between user <-> kernel.
>> Can we use "inotify" to catch changes in cgroup (by daemon program) ?
>> For example, create a new file under memory cgroup
>> And a user watches the file by inotify.
>> The kernel modify modified-time of notify_at_memory_reach_limit file and ca
>> fs/notify_user.c::notify_change() against this inode. He can catchthe event
>> by inotify.
>Won't the time latency be an issue (time between exceeding the limit and the
>user space being notified?). Since the notification does not use user memory
>the moment (it will not stress the limits futher :)), provided the notificati
>handler is not running under the group that has exceeded its limit. Do we exp
>the user space application to ACK that it's seen the notification? We could u
>a netlink channel as well (in the case that we need two way communication).
>I would prefer to notify on memory.failcnt, if we do use this interface.
Maybe we need some technique "How to run a daemon in proper way."
(use special daemon cgroup etc...)
I don't think the user space has to do ACK to the kernel. The user space
can modify control file when he get events, but that's all he can do, anyway.
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