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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 0/2] add nproc cgroup subsystem

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 02:08:09PM +1100, Aleksa Sarai wrote:
> The current state of resource limitation for the number of open
> processes (as well as the number of open file descriptors) requires you
> to use setrlimit(2), which means that you are limited to resource
> limiting process trees rather than resource limiting cgroups (which is
> the point of cgroups).
> There was a patch to implement this in 2011[1], but that was rejected
> because it implemented a general-purpose rlimit subsystem -- which meant
> that you couldn't control distinct resource limits in different
> heirarchies. This patch implements a resource controller *specifically*
> for the number of processes in a cgroup, overcoming this issue.
> There has been a similar attempt to implement a resource controller for
> the number of open file descriptors[2], which has not been merged
> becasue the reasons were dubious. Merely from a "sane interface"
> perspective, it should be possible to utilise cgroups to do such
> rudimentary resource management (which currently only exists for process
> trees).

This isn't a proper resource to control. kmemcg just grew proper
reclaim support and will be useable to control kernel side of memory



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