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From: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com>
To: "Paul Menage" <menage@google.com>
Cc: balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	ckrm-tech@lists.sourceforge.net, balbir@in.ibm.com,
	haveblue@us.ibm.com, xemul@sw.ru, dev@sw.ru,
	rohitseth@google.com, pj@sgi.com, ebiederm@xmission.com,
	mbligh@google.com, containers@lists.osdl.org, serue@us.ibm.com,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, svaidy@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
	devel@openvz.org
Subject: Re: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 3/9] Containers (V9): Add tasks file interface
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 08:55:41 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070502032541.GA7311@in.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6599ad830705011337r6f200baen841919ac17c6f38b@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 01:37:24PM -0700, Paul Menage wrote:
> > Any chance we could get a per-container task list? It will
> > help subsystem writers as well.
> 
> It would be possible, yes - but we probably wouldn't want the overhead
> (additional ref counts and list manipulations on every fork/exit) of
> it on by default. We could make it a config option that particular
> subsystems could select.
> 
> I guess the question is how useful is this really, compared to just
> doing a do_each_thread() and seeing which tasks are in the container?
> Certainly that's a non-trivial operation, but in what circumstances is
> it really necessary to do it?

For the CPU controller I was working on, (a fast access to) such a list would 
have been valuable. Basically each task has a weight associated with it
(p->load_weight) which is made to depend upon its class limit. Whenever
the class limit changes, we need to go and change all its member task's 
->load_weight value. 

If you don't maintain the per-container task list, I guess I could still
work around it, by either:

	- Walk the task table and find relevant members, OR better
	  perhaps
	- Move p->load_weight to a class structure

-- 
Regards,
vatsa

  reply	other threads:[~2007-05-02  3:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-04-27 10:46 [PATCH 0/9] Containers (V9): Generic Process Containers menage
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 1/9] Containers (V9): Basic container framework menage
2007-04-29  3:12   ` [ckrm-tech] " Paul Jackson
2007-05-01 17:40   ` Balbir Singh
2007-05-01 17:46     ` Paul Menage
2007-05-01 18:40     ` [ckrm-tech] " Paul Jackson
2007-05-02  3:44       ` Balbir Singh
2007-05-02  6:12         ` Paul Jackson
2007-05-10  4:09           ` Balbir Singh
2007-05-10  4:47             ` Paul Jackson
2007-05-10  4:49               ` Balbir Singh
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 2/9] Containers (V9): Example CPU accounting subsystem menage
2007-05-01 17:52   ` Balbir Singh
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 3/9] Containers (V9): Add tasks file interface menage
2007-05-01 18:12   ` Balbir Singh
2007-05-01 20:37     ` [ckrm-tech] " Paul Menage
2007-05-02  3:25       ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri [this message]
2007-05-02  3:25         ` Paul Menage
2007-05-02  3:46           ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-05-08 14:51           ` Balbir Singh
2007-05-10 21:21             ` Paul Menage
2007-05-11  2:31               ` Balbir Singh
2007-05-02  3:58       ` Balbir Singh
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 4/9] Containers (V9): Add fork/exit hooks menage
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 5/9] Containers (V9): Add container_clone() interface menage
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 6/9] Containers (V9): Add procfs interface menage
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 7/9] Containers (V9): Make cpusets a client of containers menage
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 8/9] Containers (V9): Share css_group arrays between tasks with same container memberships menage
2007-04-27 10:46 ` [PATCH 9/9] Containers (V9): Simple debug info subsystem menage
2007-04-29  1:47 ` [PATCH 0/9] Containers (V9): Generic Process Containers Paul Jackson
2007-04-29  9:37 ` Paul Jackson
2007-04-30 17:12   ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-04-30 17:09     ` Paul Menage
2007-04-30 18:06       ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-04-30 17:23     ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-04-30 18:16       ` [ckrm-tech] " Srivatsa Vaddagiri

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