Cgroup2 Thread Support Added For Linux 4.14
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 5 September 2017 at 11:40 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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Tejun Heo has submitted the control group changes for the Linux 4.14 kernel.

Notable to the cgroup work for Linux 4.14 is that the thread mode was finally merged for cgroup v2. The kernel documentation explains this threaded mode for cgroup2:
cgroup v2 supports thread granularity for a subset of controllers to support use cases requiring hierarchical resource distribution across the threads of a group of processes. By default, all threads of a process belong to the same cgroup, which also serves as the resource domain to host resource consumptions which are not specific to a process or thread. The thread mode allows threads to be spread across a subtree while still maintaining the common resource domain for them.

Enabling thread mode on a subtree makes it threaded. The root of a threaded subtree is called thread root and serves as the resource domain for the entire subtree. In a threaded subtree, threads of a process can be put in different cgroups and are not subject to the no internal process constraint - threaded controllers can be enabled on non-leaf cgroups whether they have threads in them or not.
More details via this Git commit.

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