Re: [PATCH 4/4] cgroup: add delegation section to unified hierarchy documentation

From: Johannes Weiner
Date: Thu Jun 18 2015 - 15:01:50 EST

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 03:10:17PM -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> +4-2. Common ancestor rule
> +
> +Let's say cgroups C0 and C1 have been delegated to user U0 who created
> +C00, C01 under C0 and C10 under C1 as follows.
> +
> + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - C0 - C00
> + ~ cgroup ~ \ C01
> + ~ hierarchy ~
> + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - C1 - C10
> +
> +C0 and C1 are separate entities in terms of resource distribution
> +regardless of their relative positions in the hierarchy. The
> +resources the processes under C0 are entitled to are controlled by
> +C0's ancestors and may be completely different from C1. It's clear
> +that the intention of delegating C0 to U0 is allowing U0 to organize
> +the processes under C0 and further control the distribution of C0's
> +resources.
> +
> +On traditional hierarchies, if a task has write access to "tasks" or
> +"cgroup.procs" file of a cgroup and its uid agrees with the target, it
> +can move the target to the cgroup. In the above example, U0 will not
> +only be able to move processes in each sub-hierarchy but also across
> +the two sub-hierarchies, effectively allowing it to violate the
> +organizational and resource restrictions implied by the hierarchical
> +structure above C0 and C1.
> +
> +On the unified hierarchy, to write to a "cgroup.procs" file, in
> +addition to the usual write permission to the file and uid match, the
> +writer must also have write acess to the "cgroup.procs" file of the
> +common ancestor of the source and destination cgroups. This prevents
> +delegatees from smuggling processes across disjoint sub-hierarchies.

I think this would be better as the first paragraph in 4.2, because it
nicely explains and summarizes the rule and its reasoning; then follow
up with detailed explanations and examples that corroborate the design

Otherwise, the patch looks good to me.
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