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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] sched: automated per session task groups
On Tue, 2010-11-30 at 14:18 +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> From: Mike Galbraith <>
> Date: Tue Nov 30 14:07:12 CET 2010
> Subject: [PATCH] sched: Improve desktop interactivity: Implement automated per session task groups
> A recurring complaint from CFS users is that parallel kbuild has a negative
> impact on desktop interactivity. This patch implements an idea from Linus,
> to automatically create task groups. Currently, only per session autogroups
> are implemented, but the patch leaves the way open for enhancement.
> Implementation: each task's signal struct contains an inherited pointer to
> a refcounted autogroup struct containing a task group pointer, the default
> for all tasks pointing to the init_task_group. When a task calls setsid(),
> a new task group is created, the process is moved into the new task group,
> and a reference to the preveious task group is dropped. Child processes
> inherit this task group thereafter, and increase it's refcount. When the
> last thread of a process exits, the process's reference is dropped, such
> that when the last process referencing an autogroup exits, the autogroup
> is destroyed.
> At runqueue selection time, IFF a task has no cgroup assignment, its current
> autogroup is used.
> Autogroup bandwidth is controllable via setting it's nice level through the
> proc filesystem. cat /proc/<pid>/autogroup displays the task's group and the
> group's nice level. echo <nice level> > /proc/<pid>/autogroup Sets the task
> group's shares to the weight of nice <level> task. Setting nice level is rate
> limited for !admin users due to the abuse risk of task group locking.
> The feature is enabled from boot by default if CONFIG_SCHED_AUTOGROUP=y is
> selected, but can be disabled via the boot option noautogroup, and can also
> be turned on/off on the fly via..
> echo [01] > /proc/sys/kernel/sched_autogroup_enabled.
> ..which will automatically move tasks to/from the root task group.
> Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <>
> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
> Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
> Cc: Markus Trippelsdorf <>
> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <>
> LKML-Reference: <>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>

Looks good to me, Thanks Mike!

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <>

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