Posted on Fr 19 August 2011

How to Behave Nicely in the cgroup Trees

The Linux cgroup hierarchies of the various kernel controllers are a shared resource. Recently many components of Linux userspace started making use of these hierarchies. In order to avoid that the various programs step on each others toes while manipulating this shared resource we have put together a list of recommendations. Programs following these guidelines should work together nicely without interfering with other users of the hierarchies.

These guidelines are available in the systemd wiki. I'd be very interested in feedback, and would like to ask you to ping me in case we forgot something or left something too vague.

And please, if you are writing software that interfaces with the cgroup tree consider following these recommendations. Thank you.

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