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Date:	Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:20:10 -0400
From:	Vivek Goyal <>
To:	Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc:	"" <>,,
	Network Development <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>, Tejun Heo <>,
	Simo Sorce <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] net: Implement SO_PASSCGROUP to enable passing
 cgroup path

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 02:53:13PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Vivek Goyal <> wrote:
> > This patch implements socket option SO_PASSCGROUP along the lines of
> >
> > If SO_PASSCGROUP is set, then recvmsg() will get a control message
> > SCM_CGROUP which will contain the cgroup path of sender. This cgroup
> > belongs to first mounted hierarchy in the sytem.
> >
> > SCM_CGROUP control message can only be received and sender can not send
> > a SCM_CGROUP message. Kernel automatically generates one if receiver
> > chooses to receive one.
> >
> > This works both for unix stream and datagram sockets.
> >
> > cgroup information is passed only if either the sender or receiver has
> > SO_PASSCGROUP option set. This means for existing workloads they should
> > not see any significant performance impact of this change.
> This is odd.  Shouldn't an SCM_CGROUP cmsg be generated when the
> receiver has SO_PASSCGROUP set and the sender passes SCM_CGROUP to
> sendmsg?

How can receiver trust the cgroup info generated by sender. It needs to
be generated by kernel so that receiver can trust it.

And if receiver needs to know cgroup of sender, receiver can just set
SO_PASSCGROUP on socket and receiver should get one SCM_CGROUP message
with each message received.


> --Andy
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