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cgm - a client script for cgmanager

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cgm - a client script for cgmanager


cgm is a client script to simplify making requests of the cgroup manager. It simply calls dbus-send to send requests to the running cgmanager or cgproxy.
cgm ping
cgm create <controller> <cgroup>
cgm chown <controller> <cgroup> uid gid
cgm chmod <controller> <cgroup> mode
cgm chmodfile <controller> <cgroup> file mode
cgm remove <controller> <cgroup> [0|1]
cgm getpidcgroup <controller> pid
cgm getpidcgroupabs <controller> pid
cgm movepid <controller> <cgroup> pid
cgm movepidabs <controller> <cgroup> pid
cgm getvalue <controller> <cgroup> file
cgm setvalue <controller> <cgroup> file value
cgm gettasks <controller> <cgroup>
cgm gettasksrecursive <controller> <cgroup>
cgm listchildren <controller> <cgroup>
cgm removeonempty <controller> <cgroup>
cgm prune <controller> <cgroup>
cgm listcontrollers
cgm listkeys <controller> <cgroup>
cgm apiversion
Replace '<controller>' with the desired controller, i.e. memory, and '<cgroup>' with the desired cgroup, i.e. x1. For create, chown, chmod, remove, prune, remove_on_empty, gettasksrecursive and movepid, <controller> may be "all" or a comma-separated set of cgroups. Remove by default is recursive, but adding '0' as the last argument will perforn non-recursive deletion. Adding '1' is supported for legacy reasons.
To refer to the current cgroup, use ''.


In order to protect the host from root in containers, cgmanager locks prevents tasks from administering cgroups which are not under their own. The exceptions are that root in a container may escape up to the cgroup of its cgproxy, and root on the host may escape to the root cgroup.
This means that a user in freezer cgroup /foo cannot list cgroups in /. However, as root he can use movepidabs to escape to /, then list cgroups in /.


To create a new cgroup called foo and move your shell into it, you could do:
sudo cgm create all foo
sudo cgm chown all foo $(id -u) $(id -g)
cgm movepid all foo $$
Then to freeze that cgroup,
cgm setvalue freezer foo freezer.state FROZEN


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