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2.5. Creating Control Groups
cgcreatecommand to create cgroups. The syntax for
-auid:gid -g subsystems:path
-t(optional) — specifies a user (by user ID, uid) and a group (by group ID, gid) to own the
taskspseudofile for this cgroup. This user can add tasks to the cgroup.
NoteNote that the only way to remove a task from a cgroup is to move it to a different cgroup. To move a task, the user has to have write access to the destination cgroup; write access to the source cgroup is not necessary.
-a(optional) — specifies a user (by user ID, uid) and a group (by group ID, gid) to own all pseudofiles other than
tasksfor this cgroup. This user can modify access of the tasks in this cgroup to system resources.
-g— specifies the hierarchy in which the cgroup should be created, as a comma‑separated list of subsystems associated with hierarchies. If the subsystems in this list are in different hierarchies, the group is created in each of these hierarchies. The list of hierarchies is followed by a colon and the path to the child group relative to the hierarchy. Do not include the hierarchy mount point in the path.For example, the cgroup located in the directory
/cgroup/cpu_and_mem/lab1/is called just
lab1— its path is already uniquely determined because there is at most one hierarchy for a given subsystem. Note also that the group is controlled by all the subsystems that exist in the hierarchies in which the cgroup is created, even though these subsystems have not been specified in the
cgcreatecommand — refer to Example 2.5, “cgcreate usage”.
Because all cgroups in the same hierarchy have the same controllers, the child group has the same controllers as its parent.
Example 2.5. cgcreate usage
Consider a system where the
memorysubsystems are mounted together in the
cpu_and_memhierarchy, and the
net_clscontroller is mounted in a separate hierarchy called
net. Run the following command:
cgcreate -g cpu,net_cls:/test-subgroup
cgcreatecommand creates two groups named
test-subgroup, one in the
cpu_and_memhierarchy and one in the
test-subgroupgroup in the
cpu_and_memhierarchy is controlled by the
memorysubsystem, even though it was not specified in the
To create a child of the cgroup directly, use the