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From: Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com>
To: Paul Menage <menage@google.com>
Cc: vatsa@in.ibm.com, sekharan@us.ibm.com,
	ckrm-tech@lists.sourceforge.net, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	xemul@sw.ru, dev@sw.ru, containers@lists.osdl.org, pj@sgi.com,
	mbligh@google.com, winget@google.com, rohitseth@google.com,
	serue@us.ibm.com, devel@openvz.org
Subject: Re: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 4/6] containers: Simple CPU accounting container subsystem
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:56:28 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45A74634.4050600@in.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6599ad830701120015k440a16c8sec25a4db23865ebd@mail.gmail.com>

Paul Menage wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Balbir Singh <balbir@in.ibm.com> wrote:
>> I tried something similar, I added an activated field, which is set
>> to true when the ->create() callback is invoked. That did not help
>> either, the machine still panic'ed.
> 
> I think that marking it active when create() is called may be too soon.
> 
> Is this with my unchanged cpuacct subsystem, or with the version that
> you've extended to track load over defined periods? I don't see it
> when I test under VMware (with two processors in the VM), but I
> suspect that's not going to be quite as parallel as a real SMP system.

This is with the unchanged cpuacct subsystem. Ok, so the container
system needs to mark active internally then.

> 
>> I see the need for it, but I wonder if we should start with that
>> right away. I understand that people might want to group cpusets
>> differently from their grouping of let's say the cpu resource
>> manager. I would still prefer to start with one hierarchy and then
>> move to multiple hierarchies. I am concerned that adding complexity
>> upfront might turn off people from using the infrastructure.
> 
> That's what I had originally and people objected to the lack of flexibility :-)
> 
> The presence or absence of multiple hierarchies is pretty much exposed
> to userspace, and presenting the right interface to userspace is a
> fairly important thing to get right from the start.
> 

I understand that the features are exported to userspace. But from
the userspace POV only the mount options change - right?


> Paul
> 

-- 

	Balbir Singh,
	Linux Technology Center,
	IBM Software Labs

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-12  8:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2006-12-22 14:14 [PATCH 0/6] containers: Generic Process Containers (V6) Paul Menage
2006-12-22 14:14 ` [PATCH 1/6] containers: Generic container system abstracted from cpusets code Paul Menage
2006-12-30 13:10   ` Eric W. Biederman
2006-12-31  5:17     ` Paul Jackson
2007-01-02 22:15     ` Paul Menage
2006-12-22 14:14 ` [PATCH 2/6] containers: Cpusets hooked into containers Paul Menage
2006-12-22 14:14 ` [PATCH 3/6] containers: Add generic multi-subsystem API to containers Paul Menage
2007-01-10 15:56   ` [ckrm-tech] " Balbir Singh
2007-01-11 22:53     ` Paul Menage
2007-01-12  6:29       ` Balbir Singh
2007-01-12  8:10         ` Paul Menage
2007-01-12  8:22           ` Balbir Singh
2007-01-20 17:27           ` Balbir Singh
2006-12-22 14:14 ` [PATCH 4/6] containers: Simple CPU accounting container subsystem Paul Menage
2007-01-10 14:21   ` [ckrm-tech] " Balbir Singh
2007-01-12  0:33     ` Paul Menage
2007-01-12  6:24       ` Balbir Singh
2007-01-12  8:15         ` Paul Menage
2007-01-12  8:26           ` Balbir Singh [this message]
2007-01-12 17:32             ` Paul Menage
2007-01-15  9:01       ` [PATCH 0/1] Add mount/umount callbacks to containers (Re: [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 4/6] containers: Simple CPU accounting container subsystem) Balbir Singh
2007-01-15  9:04         ` [PATCH 1/1] Fix a panic while mouting containers on powerpc and some other small cleanups " Balbir Singh
2007-01-15  9:22           ` Paul Menage
2007-01-15  9:51             ` [ckrm-tech] [PATCH 1/1] Fix a panic while mouting containers on powerpc and some other small cleanups (Re: " Balbir Singh
2007-01-15 10:01               ` Paul Menage
2007-01-15 10:10                 ` Balbir Singh
2006-12-22 14:14 ` [PATCH 5/6] containers: Resource Groups over generic containers Paul Menage
2006-12-22 14:14 ` [PATCH 6/6] containers: BeanCounters over generic process containers Paul Menage
2006-12-23 19:49   ` Herbert Poetzl
2006-12-24 11:32     ` Paul Menage
2006-12-25 10:16     ` Kirill Korotaev
2006-12-26  0:54       ` Paul Menage
2006-12-25 10:35     ` Pavel Emelianov
2007-01-03 14:43 ` [PATCH 0/6] containers: Generic Process Containers (V6) Serge E. Hallyn
2007-01-05  0:25   ` Paul Menage
2007-01-12 18:42     ` Serge E. Hallyn

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