Linux cgroups (control groups) allow limiting and accounting for resources on a system, including CPU, memory, and block I/O.

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Cannot set memory.memsw.limit_in_bytes in cgroup on Ubuntu server using cgm

I'm trying to limit resource usage for a cgroup without having root access. I can set memory.limit_in_bytes using cgm setvalue memory memory.limit_in_bytes 150G But I can not set ...
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How to create user cgroups with systemd

I use unprivileged lxc containers in Arch Linux. Here are the basic system infos: [chb@conventiont ~]$ uname -a Linux conventiont 3.17.4-Chb #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 28 12:39:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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Get quota usage information as non-privileged user

I have non-privileged access to a Linux server (shared PHP+MySQL hosting) and there are disk space, memory, CPU usage, I/O quotas. I wonder how can I get information about max/current quota usage ...
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Does high Load average cgroups give “wrong” overall load average

Assume you have a system with 2 processors. Now create a cgroup and configure this group to use only 1 processor. Populate it with enough processes to give it a load average of 5 (to prove a point); ...
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Centos 6 to Centos 7 cgroups

I'm trying to set up resource limits per user in Centos 7, but I can't find the right commands for the new implementation of cgroups (I did read the documentation but it talks about restricting ...
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How to use cgroups to limit all processes except whitelist to a single CPU?

There is a guide to cgroups from Red Hat which is maybe sort of kind of helpful (but doesn't answer this question). I know how to limit a specific process to a specific CPU, during the command to ...
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Why cgroup cpu items are miss in Debian 8

the kernel version for debian 8 use 3.10. But under /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu, miss a lot of cpu items. vagrant@debian-jessie:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu$ ls -1 . cgroup.clone_children cgroup.procs ...
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Using tc for traffic quotas?

Is it possible to implement traffic quotas (absolute limits, not rate limits) based on the network classifier cgroup? I see there is the iptables netfilter 'quota' extension, which seems to do ...
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reserve resources for admin console

My server is often almost DOS'ed by crawlers. I have not yet managed to figure out what exactly is responsible for the high load. CPU, memory and disk IO are not at the limit (could be network ...
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How to limit Skype CPU usage

I use Skype only for messaging. But it is consuming some CPU time when idle. So, I need to limit only one process and only for the CPU usage. Can that be done easily? I am a complete newbie to Linux ...
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Does managing cgroups require root access?

I am trying to work with control groups on two different operating systems (Ubuntu and Centos). There are few concerns that I would like to ask. I am trying to create a control group using the ...
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cgroups: cgclassify processes of other users

As root I've create a cgroup which limits cpu and memory usage. cgcreate -g cpu,memory:matlab_sandbox cgset -r cpu.shares=250 matlab_sandbox cgset -r memory.limit_in_bytes=8G matlab_sandbox Now I'm ...
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Externaly limiting number of CPU cores used

I need to externally limit a process/session to a certain number of cores. Are there any other possibilities than CPU affinity (I don't like the need to specify the actual cores) and cgroups (hard to ...
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Permanent swapping with lots of free memory

We have a Linux server running Debian 4.0.5 (Kernel 4.0.0-2) with 32G RAM installed and 16G Swap configured. The system uses lxc containers for compartmentalisation, but that shouldn't matter here. ...
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What is “state-object” in cgroups

I am gathering some idea about lxc, kernel name spaces and cgroups. While reading man lxc-cgroup, i find : lxc-cgroup gets or sets the value of a state-object (e.g., 'cpuset.cpus') in the ...
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How do cgroups interact with non-cgrouped processes?

I have 3 processes on a single core machine. Each process is exactly the same and burns CPU as fast as it can (tight loop). Two of them (A and B) are launched with cgexec in separate groups with ...
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Linux cgroups: limit CPU usage in absolute values which do not depend on CPU speed

I have a server with a 2.4GHz processor. And there are several cgroups, each one allowed to use 25% of CPU. That's equal to 600MHz. Then I replace the CPU with a faster one, let's say 3.0GHz. If I ...
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How to set a process’s sched method to fifo and priority when cgroup are on?

I’m using CentOS 6.6, I want to set the sched method of my kvm VM to FIFO with priority 1. First, I use chrt and get error: chrt(): "failed to set pid XXX's policy" I find here: chrt(): ...
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Configure scheduling to a program

The program "checking" should be autostart when the machine boot and should be start always with scheduling round robin with priority 27 in Rhel/Centos 7. I can configure this scheduling with cgroups ...
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Sandboxing a binary on linux

I am trying to understand various options I have to restrict/sandbox a binary in Linux. I see that I can use namespaces and cgroups like docker does. I could use SELinux like this link suggests. Which ...
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How to mount cgroups controllers using cgconfig.conf, while systemd running

I am trying to create a basic cgroups setup on a few Fedora 20 servers (using cgconfig and cgred services). The problem is I would like to create a hierarchy with access to several ...
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How do I read from memory.pressure_level in a cgroup?

I want to see the memory pressure of the cgroup. But simple cat memory.presure_level fails. How do I know the current memory pressure of a cgroup?
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ubuntu lts and cgroup support in iptables [closed]

I don't understand why Ubuntu community built iptables without cgroup support and what I don't understand if community didn't make it? Maybe Ubuntu use another some way (iptables without cgroup etc)? ...
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how to set cpuset/cgroup.clone_children flag to 1

I am trying to set the cpuset/cgroup.clone_children to 1 so that whenever I create a cgroup, it should by default copy all values from the parent cgroup. Also I am curious if there is a way to copy ...
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Adding entire session to a cgroup

How would I add entire session to a cgroup. cgclassify seems to add just the specified PID.
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cgroup memory.usage_in_bytes always zero for some tasks

I am trying to use cgroup to manage memory on a HPC cluster using torque queue manager on CentOS 6 machines. Just to test I login to a node running a job where I have: ...
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Creating one-time cgroup

I would like to be able to create a one-time temporary group in hierarchy. For example: #!/bin/sh run_with_csubgroup /sys/fs/cgroup/group/subgroup/ Which creates group say ...
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High on %wa from top command, is there any way to constrain it?

Here's my last top info before it stucks: top - 18:26:10 up 238 days, 5:43, 3 users, load average: 1782.01, 1824.47, 1680.36 Tasks: 1938 total, 1 running, 1937 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie ...
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How to ensure ssh via cgroups on centos?

When some cpu-intensive processes are running on the server, chances are that we could not log in to this machine with error 'operation timeout' via ssh command. According to this post answered by ...
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Using Cgroups with Systemd to restrict bash cpu & memory

I want to restrict every user on my Centos 7 server who is logged in via SSH. They should not be able to use, for example, a forkbomb and kill the whole system. The superuser will have no restriction. ...
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Why my limit on CPU does not validate via cgroups

/etc/cgconfig.conf ... group memlimit { memory { memory.limit_in_bytes = 8589934592; } } group cpulimit { cpu { cpu.shares = 1024; } } /etc/cgrules.conf: ...
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How to enable swap accounting for memory cgroup in Archlinux?

On my Archlinux box I want to limit some applications to a smaller amount of memory using cgroups. Since I use swap, I need to account memory+swap. How can I enable swap accounting?
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A way to set parameters in the LXC parent cgroups

So I have LXC installed, guest containers configured and all. The LXC containers each go into their own submodule (in cgroup parlance) and each are configured with cpu.shares and also the memory ...
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LINUX processes are forking up to thousand of processes again, even after kill command

On one of our boxes, I'm encountering strange problem from time to time.. in.tftpd processes are forking up to thousand of processes, getting server to almost unresponsive state. I've tried various ...
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Limit system processes using cgroups

My server runs several dozens of processes that are not in my control (mostly monitoring software). According to my application logs, sometimes some of the third party processes try to allocate too ...
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Cgroups usage in Ubuntu and Centos using libcgroup C++ API

I am trying to create a C++ application that limits resources for the current process based on some configuration specified by user using the libcgroup API ...
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Distributing CPU cores between cgroups and outside world

Is it possible to manage access to CPU cores in a similar fashion that memory limiting works? In particular I need to be able to dynamically create and destroy cgroups that will limit a particular ...
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Simplest possible secure sandboxing (limited resources needed)

I'm working on a project that implements distributed simulations: arbitrary code is executed on multiple nodes and the results are later collected and aggregated. Each node is an instance of an ...
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How to jail a fastcgi server (or a web-proxied server)?

If you have a web-server (e.g. nginx) often you use a fast-cgi server or another application-http-server for dynamic content. That means in both cases you have a nice process separation between the ...
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Need help finding the CPU id numbers to use with cpu sets

The man for cpuset doesn't seem to clearly list how to figure out which numbers map to which processing units. My current machine has two Intel Xeon E5645s, each of which has 6 cores and ...
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receive signal before process is being killed by OOM killer / cgroups

In our cluster, we are restricting our processes resources, e.g. memory (memory.limit_in_bytes). I think, in the end, this is also handled via the OOM killer in the Linux kernel (looks like it by ...
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cgroups: blkio.weight doesn't seem to have the expected effect

I've got 2 LXC containers with these cgroup settings: lxc.cgroup.blkio.weight = 200 lxc.cgroup.cpu.shares = 200 and lxc.cgroup.blkio.weight = 800 lxc.cgroup.cpu.shares = 800 I have verified in ...
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Can you throttle the bandwidth to a tmpfs based ramdisk?

I created a ramdisk using tmpfs as follows: sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=1024m tmpfs /myramdisk I was looking into cgroup blkio subsystem bandwidth limits "read_bps_device" and "write_bps_device" ...
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Executing a “fork bomb” safely

We've all seen the "fork bomb" that will render a host non-responsive, even if executed in an unprivileged shell: Warning: Do not execute the following shell script. Just don't. :(){ :|:& };: ...
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Measuring CPU and Memory per user to distribute “cost” of a server [closed]

How should I implement approximately correct per-user monitoring on a server? I want a way to split the cost of a server between the users based on their usage. On newer machines (RHEL6) I would use ...
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Do processes in cgroups have to be set every boot? If so, how to persist them?

I was reading this answer to a question on setting limits for processes by using cgroups. The sample given sets limits for a process (in the example, sshd). In the answer, the PID of the process is ...
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How to calculate blkio shares in cgroups?

Currently I'm trying to setup a test scenario with the use of Debian Wheezy with its default kernel 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 and the cgroups blkio controller. The calculation of blkio.weight is not working for ...
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Cgroups unrecognised service

I'm running the following command, after having modified my version of /etc/cgconfig.conf but get the following error (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04). Does anyone have any idea why this is the case? $ ...
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Fedora 20 memory.limit_in_bytes not working

Fedora 29 (kernel 3.15.10-201.fc20.x86_64) This worked in F19. I'm trying to use cgroups to limit memory usage for some apps that are prone to misbehaviour, and I'm encountering problems. I'm ...
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Why are cgroups mapped differently on these two systems by systemd

I have two systems, both running customized variants of OpenSuSE 12.2 (Mantis), both running exactly the same kernel. I get two very different outputs of /proc/self/cgroup or /proc/$$/cgroup on the ...