[PATCH 7/7] devcg: Added Documentation of RDMA device cgroup.
From: Parav Pandit
Date: Mon Sep 07 2015 - 16:42:36 EST
Modified device cgroup documentation to reflect its dual purpose
without creating new cgroup subsystem for rdma.
Added documentation to describe functionality and usage of device cgroup
extension for RDMA.
Signed-off-by: Parav Pandit <pandit.parav@xxxxxxxxx>
Documentation/cgroups/devices.txt | 32 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/devices.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/devices.txt
index 3c1095c..eca5b70 100644
@@ -1,9 +1,12 @@
-Device Whitelist Controller
-Implement a cgroup to track and enforce open and mknod restrictions
-on device files. A device cgroup associates a device access
+Device controller implements a cgroup for two purposes.
+1.1 Device white list controller
+It implement a cgroup to track and enforce open and mknod
+restrictions on device files. A device cgroup associates a device access
whitelist with each cgroup. A whitelist entry has 4 fields.
'type' is a (all), c (char), or b (block). 'all' means it applies
to all types and all major and minor numbers. Major and minor are
@@ -15,8 +18,15 @@ cgroup gets a copy of the parent. Administrators can then remove
devices from the whitelist or add new entries. A child cgroup can
never receive a device access which is denied by its parent.
+1.2 RDMA device resource controller
+It implements a cgroup to limit various RDMA device resources for
+a controller. Such resource includes RDMA PD, CQ, AH, MR, SRQ, QP, FLOW.
+It limits RDMA resources access to tasks of the cgroup across multiple
2. User Interface
+2.1 Device white list controller
An entry is added using devices.allow, and removed using
devices.deny. For instance
@@ -33,6 +43,22 @@ will remove the default 'a *:* rwm' entry. Doing
will add the 'a *:* rwm' entry to the whitelist.
+2.2 RDMA device controller
+RDMA resources are limited using devices.rdma.resource.max.<resource_name>.
+ echo 200 > /sys/fs/cgroup/1/rdma.resource.max_qp
+will limit maximum number of QP across all the process of cgroup to 200.
+ echo 200 > /sys/fs/cgroup/1/rdma.resource.max_flow
+ echo 10 > /sys/fs/cgroup/1/rdma.resource.max_pd
+ echo 15 > /sys/fs/cgroup/1/rdma.resource.max_srq
+ echo 1 > /sys/fs/cgroup/1/rdma.resource.max_uctx
+RDMA resource current usage can be tracked using devices.rdma.resource.usage
+ cat /sys/fs/cgroup/1/devices.rdma.resource.usage
Any task can move itself between cgroups. This clearly won't
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