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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] resource control file system - aka containers on top of nsproxy!
    Paul Menage wrote:
    >> In the namespace world when we say container we mean roughly at the level
    >> of nsproxy and container_group.
    >>
    > So you're saying that a task can only be in a single system-wide container.
    >

    Nope, we didn't make the mistake of nailing down what a "container" was
    too far before it is implemented. We talked before about
    containers-within-containers because, inevitably if you provide a
    feature you'll end up having to deal with virtualising systems that in
    turn use that feature.

    > My patch provides multiple potentially-independent ways of dividing up
    > the tasks on the system - if the "container" is the set of all
    > divisions that the process is in, what's an appropriate term for the
    > sub-units?
    >

    namespace, since 2.4.x

    > That assumes the viewpoint that your terminology is "correct" and
    > other people's needs "fixing". :-)
    >

    Absolutely. Please respect the semantics established so far; changing
    them adds nothing at the cost of much confusion.

    > But as I've said I'm not particularly wedded to the term "container"
    > if that really turned out to be what's blocking acceptance from people
    > like Andrew or Linus. Do you have a suggestion for a better name? To
    > me, "process container" seems like the ideal name, since it's an
    > abstraction that "contains" processes and associates them with some
    > (subsystem-provided) state.
    >

    It's not even really the term, it's the semantics.

    Sam.
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