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authorKirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>2010-03-10 15:22:20 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-03-12 15:52:37 -0800
commit0dea116876eefc9c7ca9c5d74fe665481e499fa3 (patch)
tree446ef64c99a234cf076b6d43efe42c8b48a928c7 /init
parent483c30b514bd3037fa3f19fa42327c94c10f51c8 (diff)
downloadkernel-0dea116876eefc9c7ca9c5d74fe665481e499fa3.tar.gz
cgroup: implement eventfd-based generic API for notifications
This patchset introduces eventfd-based API for notifications in cgroups and implements memory notifications on top of it. It uses statistics in memory controler to track memory usage. Output of time(1) on building kernel on tmpfs: Root cgroup before changes: make -j2 506.37 user 60.93s system 193% cpu 4:52.77 total Non-root cgroup before changes: make -j2 507.14 user 62.66s system 193% cpu 4:54.74 total Root cgroup after changes (0 thresholds): make -j2 507.13 user 62.20s system 193% cpu 4:53.55 total Non-root cgroup after changes (0 thresholds): make -j2 507.70 user 64.20s system 193% cpu 4:55.70 total Root cgroup after changes (1 thresholds, never crossed): make -j2 506.97 user 62.20s system 193% cpu 4:53.90 total Non-root cgroup after changes (1 thresholds, never crossed): make -j2 507.55 user 64.08s system 193% cpu 4:55.63 total This patch: Introduce the write-only file "cgroup.event_control" in every cgroup. To register new notification handler you need: - create an eventfd; - open a control file to be monitored. Callbacks register_event() and unregister_event() must be defined for the control file; - write "<event_fd> <control_fd> <args>" to cgroup.event_control. Interpretation of args is defined by control file implementation; eventfd will be woken up by control file implementation or when the cgroup is removed. To unregister notification handler just close eventfd. If you need notification functionality for a control file you have to implement callbacks register_event() and unregister_event() in the struct cftype. [kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com: Kconfig fix] Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name> Reviewed-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Paul Menage <menage@google.com> Cc: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Balbir Singh <balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org> Cc: Dan Malek <dan@embeddedalley.com> Cc: Vladislav Buzov <vbuzov@embeddedalley.com> Cc: Daisuke Nishimura <nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp> Cc: Alexander Shishkin <virtuoso@slind.org> Cc: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org> Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 089a230e5652..eb77e8ccde1c 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -463,6 +463,7 @@ config HAVE_UNSTABLE_SCHED_CLOCK
menuconfig CGROUPS
boolean "Control Group support"
+ depends on EVENTFD
help
This option adds support for grouping sets of processes together, for
use with process control subsystems such as Cpusets, CFS, memory