Re: [PATCH REPOST RFC cgroup/for-3.7] cgroup: mark subsystems withbroken hierarchy support and whine if cgroups are nested for them

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Thu Sep 13 2012 - 13:18:30 EST

Hello, Michal.

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 02:14:38PM +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:
> I would like to see use_hierarchy go away. The only concern I have is
> to warn only if somebody is doing something wrong (aka flat
> hierarchies). Or better put it this way. Do not warn in cases which do
> not change if use_hierarchy is gone or default changes to 1.
> An example:
> root (use_hierarchy=0)
> | \
> | A (use_hierarchy=0)
> |
> B (use_hierarachy=1)
> |\
> C D
> is a perfectly sane configuration and I do not see any reason to fill
> logs with some scary warnings when A is created. There will be no
> semantical change in this setup When use_hierchy is gone.
> So the only thing I am proposing here is to warn only if something
> should be fixed in the configuration in order to be prepared for fully
> hierarchical (and that is a second level of children from root with
> use_hierachy==0).
> Does it make more sense now?

Ah, okay, so what you're saying is that we shouldn't warn if 0
.use_hierarchys don't make any behavior difference from when they're
all 1, right? If so, I have no objection. Will incorporate your
updated version.


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