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authorAnton Arapov <>2012-10-29 11:15:37 +0100
committerAnton Arapov <>2012-10-29 11:15:37 +0100
commit7d558cd9c7b18e4b16953265aa0da45e63f3b968 (patch)
tree7135d5a810768c9c619346282ee9cfdf1765e225 /Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt
parent985ef6b2108ed28ffd5f6630e1e0fce2e2a775f2 (diff)
fedora kernel: cd394142aac30b5c751f25b517572e2448695641v3.6.3-2f17
Signed-off-by: Anton Arapov <>
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1 files changed, 7 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt
index 8e74980ab38..4a0b64c605f 100644
--- a/Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cgroups/cgroups.txt
@@ -370,15 +370,12 @@ To mount a cgroup hierarchy with just the cpuset and memory
subsystems, type:
# mount -t cgroup -o cpuset,memory hier1 /sys/fs/cgroup/rg1
-To change the set of subsystems bound to a mounted hierarchy, just
-remount with different options:
-# mount -o remount,cpuset,blkio hier1 /sys/fs/cgroup/rg1
-Now memory is removed from the hierarchy and blkio is added.
-Note this will add blkio to the hierarchy but won't remove memory or
-cpuset, because the new options are appended to the old ones:
-# mount -o remount,blkio /sys/fs/cgroup/rg1
+While remounting cgroups is currently supported, it is not recommend
+to use it. Remounting allows changing bound subsystems and
+release_agent. Rebinding is hardly useful as it only works when the
+hierarchy is empty and release_agent itself should be replaced with
+conventional fsnotify. The support for remounting will be removed in
+the future.
To Specify a hierarchy's release_agent:
# mount -t cgroup -o cpuset,release_agent="/sbin/cpuset_release_agent" \
@@ -637,16 +634,6 @@ void exit(struct task_struct *task)
Called during task exit.
-int populate(struct cgroup *cgrp)
-(cgroup_mutex held by caller)
-Called after creation of a cgroup to allow a subsystem to populate
-the cgroup directory with file entries. The subsystem should make
-calls to cgroup_add_file() with objects of type cftype (see
-include/linux/cgroup.h for details). Note that although this
-method can return an error code, the error code is currently not
-always handled well.
void post_clone(struct cgroup *cgrp)
(cgroup_mutex held by caller)
@@ -656,7 +643,7 @@ example in cpusets, no task may attach before 'cpus' and 'mems' are set
void bind(struct cgroup *root)
-(cgroup_mutex and ss->hierarchy_mutex held by caller)
+(cgroup_mutex held by caller)
Called when a cgroup subsystem is rebound to a different hierarchy
and root cgroup. Currently this will only involve movement between