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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

What is cgroups in modern Linux kernels?

What is cgroups in modern Linux kernels?

  • A set of tools for paravirtualization
  • A feature that isolates and limits resource usage of processes
  • A friendly IPtables manager written in C
  • A collection of tools that prevents malware using mandatory access controls policies 

 
What is cgroups in modern Linux kernels?

EXPLANATION

Cgroups (abbreviated from control groups) is a Linux kernel feature that limits, accounts for, and isolates the resource usage (CPU, memory, disk I/O, network, etc.) of a collection of processes.
If you are using Docker give it a try! This may be useful for hungry Java apps ;)
See more at Wikipedia and kernel.org


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