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Re: [libvirt] cgroup limits only affect kvm guest under certain conditions



On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 02:15:37PM +0100, Dominik Klein wrote:
> Hi
> 
> I am playing with cgroups and try to limit block io for guests.
> 
> The proof of concept is:
> 
> # mkdir /dev/cgroup/blkio
> # mount -t cgroup -o blkio blkio /dev/cgroup/blkio/
> # cd blkio/
> # mkdir test
> # cd test/
> # ls -l /dev/vdisks/kirk
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2011-01-06 13:46 /dev/vdisks/kirk -> ../dm-5
> # ls -l /dev/dm-5
> brw-rw---- 1 root disk 253, 5 2011-01-06 13:36 /dev/dm-5
> # echo "253:5  1048576" > blkio.throttle.write_bps_device
> # echo $$ > tasks
> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/dm-5 bs=1M count=20
> 20+0 records in
> 20+0 records out
> 20971520 bytes (21 MB) copied, 20.0223 s, 1.0 MB/s
> 
> So limit applies to the dd child of my shell.
> 
> Now I assign /dev/dm-5 (/dev/vdisks/kirk) to a vm and echo the qemu-kvm
> pid into tasks. Limits are not applied, the guest can happily use max io
> bandwidth.

Did you just echo the main qemu-kvm PID, or did you also
add the PIDs of every thread too ? From this description
of the problem, I'd guess you've only confined the main
process thread and thus the I/O & VCPU threads are not
confined.

Daniel


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