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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/9] cgroup: implement generic child / descendant walk macros
Hey, Michal.

On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 10:50:13AM +0100, Michal Hocko wrote:
> On Sat 03-11-12 01:38:29, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Currently, cgroup doesn't provide any generic helper for walking a
> > given cgroup's children or descendants. This patch adds the following
> > three macros.
> >
> > * cgroup_for_each_child() - walk immediate children of a cgroup.
> >
> > * cgroup_for_each_descendant_pre() - visit all descendants of a cgroup
> > in pre-order tree traversal.
> >
> > * cgroup_for_each_descendant_post() - visit all descendants of a
> > cgroup in post-order tree traversal.
> >
> > All three only require the user to hold RCU read lock during
> > traversal. Verifying that each iterated cgroup is online is the
> > responsibility of the user. When used with proper synchronization,
> > cgroup_for_each_descendant_pre() can be used to propagate config
> > updates to descendants in reliable way. See comments for details.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>
> I will convert mem_cgroup_iter to use this rather than css_get_next
> after this gets into the next tree so that it can fly via Andrew.
>
> Reviewed-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>
>
> Just a minor knit. You are talking about a config propagation while I
> would consider state propagation more clear and less confusing. Config
> is usually stable enough so that post_create is not necessary for
> syncing (e.g. memcg.swappiness). It is a state which must be consistent
> throughout the hierarchy which matters here.

Did s/config/state/g

Thanks.

--
tejun


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