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diff --git a/Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt b/Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt
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index 00000000000..abc13c39473
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+++ b/Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+There are a lot of kinds of objects in the kernel that don't have
+individual limits or that have limits that are ineffective when a set
+of processes is allowed to switch user ids. With user namespaces
+enabled in a kernel for people who don't trust their users or their
+users programs to play nice this problems becomes more acute.
+Therefore it is recommended that memory control groups be enabled in
+kernels that enable user namespaces, and it is further recommended
+that userspace configure memory control groups to limit how much
+memory user's they don't trust to play nice can use.
+Memory control groups can be configured by installing the libcgroup
+package present on most distros editing /etc/cgrules.conf,
+/etc/cgconfig.conf and setting up libpam-cgroup.
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 7d30240e5bf..c8c58bddfed 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1035,6 +1035,13 @@ config USER_NS
This allows containers, i.e. vservers, to use user namespaces
to provide different user info for different servers.
+ When user namespaces are enabled in the kernel it is
+ recommended that the MEMCG and MEMCG_KMEM options also be
+ enabled and that user-space use the memory control groups to
+ limit the amount of memory a memory unprivileged users can
+ use.
If unsure, say N.
config PID_NS