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Setting Up Linux Cgroups

Jan 18, 2011, 22:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Last week's column introduced Linux Control Groups (or cgroups), a feature initially developed to limit resource usage in the Linux kernel. But it can do much more, including tweak memory, bandwidth and CPU usage of system processes as well as deny access to system resources. This week, let's delve a bit deeper and actually set up and manage a cgroup.

"One of the reasons I'm writing about this topic is that, while useful, it seems vastly under-used and definitely could be simpler. Right now it's as user friendly as SELinux. But if more folks use the feature, it will get more attention -- and likely improve."

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