[v4,2/3] cgroup: Miscellaneous cgroup documentation.
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  • cgroup: New misc cgroup controller
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Vipin Sharma March 30, 2021, 4:42 a.m. UTC
Documentation of miscellaneous cgroup controller. This new controller is
used to track and limit the usage of scalar resources.

Signed-off-by: Vipin Sharma <vipinsh@google.com>
Reviewed-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
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 Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/index.rst |  1 +
 Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/misc.rst  |  4 +
 Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst       | 73 ++++++++++++++++++-
 3 files changed, 76 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/misc.rst

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diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/index.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/index.rst
index 226f64473e8e..99fbc8a64ba9 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/index.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/index.rst
@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@  Control Groups version 1
     hugetlb
     memcg_test
     memory
+    misc
     net_cls
     net_prio
     pids
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/misc.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/misc.rst
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..661614c24df3
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/misc.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@ 
+===============
+Misc controller
+===============
+Please refer "Misc" documentation in Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst
diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst
index 64c62b979f2f..b1e81aa8598a 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v2.rst
@@ -65,8 +65,11 @@  v1 is available under :ref:`Documentation/admin-guide/cgroup-v1/index.rst <cgrou
        5-7-1. RDMA Interface Files
      5-8. HugeTLB
        5.8-1. HugeTLB Interface Files
-     5-8. Misc
-       5-8-1. perf_event
+     5-9. Misc
+       5.9-1 Miscellaneous cgroup Interface Files
+       5.9-2 Migration and Ownership
+     5-10. Others
+       5-10-1. perf_event
      5-N. Non-normative information
        5-N-1. CPU controller root cgroup process behaviour
        5-N-2. IO controller root cgroup process behaviour
@@ -2171,6 +2174,72 @@  HugeTLB Interface Files
 Misc
 ----
 
+The Miscellaneous cgroup provides the resource limiting and tracking
+mechanism for the scalar resources which cannot be abstracted like the other
+cgroup resources. Controller is enabled by the CONFIG_CGROUP_MISC config
+option.
+
+A resource can be added to the controller via enum misc_res_type{} in the
+include/linux/misc_cgroup.h file and the corresponding name via misc_res_name[]
+in the kernel/cgroup/misc.c file. Provider of the resource must set its
+capacity prior to using the resource by calling misc_cg_set_capacity().
+
+Once a capacity is set then the resource usage can be updated using charge and
+uncharge APIs. All of the APIs to interact with misc controller are in
+include/linux/misc_cgroup.h.
+
+Misc Interface Files
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Miscellaneous controller provides 3 interface files. If two misc resources (res_a and res_b) are registered then:
+
+  misc.capacity
+        A read-only flat-keyed file shown only in the root cgroup.  It shows
+        miscellaneous scalar resources available on the platform along with
+        their quantities::
+
+	  $ cat misc.capacity
+	  res_a 50
+	  res_b 10
+
+  misc.current
+        A read-only flat-keyed file shown in the non-root cgroups.  It shows
+        the current usage of the resources in the cgroup and its children.::
+
+	  $ cat misc.current
+	  res_a 3
+	  res_b 0
+
+  misc.max
+        A read-write flat-keyed file shown in the non root cgroups. Allowed
+        maximum usage of the resources in the cgroup and its children.::
+
+	  $ cat misc.max
+	  res_a max
+	  res_b 4
+
+	Limit can be set by::
+
+	  # echo res_a 1 > misc.max
+
+	Limit can be set to max by::
+
+	  # echo res_a max > misc.max
+
+        Limits can be set higher than the capacity value in the misc.capacity
+        file.
+
+Migration and Ownership
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+A miscellaneous scalar resource is charged to the cgroup in which it is used
+first, and stays charged to that cgroup until that resource is freed. Migrating
+a process to a different cgroup does not move the charge to the destination
+cgroup where the process has moved.
+
+Others
+------
+
 perf_event
 ~~~~~~~~~~