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SubjectRe: [RFC] How to handle the rules engine for cgroups
On Thu, 10 Jul 2008 02:23:52 -0700
"Paul Menage" <menage@google.com> wrote:

> I don't see the rule-based approach being all that useful for our needs.

Agreed, there really is no need for a rule-based approach in kernel space.

There are basically three different cases:

1) daemons get started up in their own process groups, this can
be handled by the initscripts

2) user sessions (ssh, etc) start in their own process groups,
this can be handled by PAM

3) users fork processes that should go into special process
groups - this could be handled by having a small ruleset
in userspace handle things, right before calling exec(),
it can even be hidden from the application by hooking into
the exec() call

If a user overrides the rules for their own processes, at worst
s/he takes away resources from him/herself. No security problem.

Is there any reason at all to push for a kernel side rule-based
engine, except "I want to make my patch set unmergeable?"

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