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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] Have sane default values for cpusets
* Lennart Poettering <mzxreary@0pointer.de> [2010-05-14 02:02:52]:

> On Thu, 13.05.10 23:19, Peter Zijlstra (peterz@infradead.org) wrote:
>
> >
> > On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 16:03 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2010-05-12 at 21:07 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > > > > See Dhaval's patch on the background of systemd
> > > > > (http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd.html). When a service is
> > > > > started in systemd, we create a cgroup for it, when it ends, we remove
> > > > > it.
> > > >
> > > > I seriously hope that's optional, because I for one would really hate a
> > > > system that does that. I still mostly build kernels with only cpuset in
> > > > and really don't want anybody but me creating groups in there.
> > >
> > > By default systemd will create its groups in the "debug" hierarchy, (at
> > > least for now, in the long run i'd like to see "noop" hierarchy or so,
> > > that doesn't sound so temporary), since that controller is not useful
> > > for anything but keeping track of processes. So it shouldn't bother you
> > > at all.
> >
> > Will it still work with a CONFIG_CGROUP=n kernel? I see distributions
> > deteriorate, you cannot even boot a raw bzImage kernel without initrd on
> > most distros (sure, its not too hard to fix, but still).
>
> No it won't work without cgroups.
>
> > Also, I get all kinds of dumb-ass init-script failures for not having
> > modules but stuff built-in. A prime example is NFS failing on start on
> > both fedora and ubuntu with a built-in nfs server (for different but
> > both retarded reasons).
> >
> > Requiring CONFIG_CGROUP=y to even get init running seems like a final
> > straw to ensure nobody will ever get anything to boot these days.
>
> Well, I wasn't aware that cgroups is now in the kernel for the purpose
> that people should *not* use it.
>
> Next time something is added to the kernel please mark it as "Hey,
> please don't use it, this is only here so that you don't use
> it. Thanks!" Maybe then dumb-ass folks like me will notice and refrain
> from using it.
>
> Requiring a single kernel options is not really too much to ask, is it?
> Don't be that conservative. systemd certainly won't require an initrd
> or anything else equally intrusive btw.
>

I think the config options are the domains of the distributors and if
the code is there and works, most distros will enable it. As long as
they have a feature that uses that option or a need for it.

I am not sure why CONFIG_CGROUP=y is so bad, Peter, could you
elaborate?

--
Three Cheers,
Balbir


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