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Date:	Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:40:20 -0500
From:	Tejun Heo <>
To:	Nina Schiff <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RESEND] cgroups: Allow dynamically changing net_classid


On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 12:31:39PM -0800, Nina Schiff wrote:
> The classid of a process is changed either when a process is moved to
> or from a cgroup or when the net_cls.classid file is updated.
> Previously net_cls only supported propogating these changes to the
> cgroup's related sockets when a process was added or removed from the
> cgroup. This means it was neccessary to remove and re-add all processes
> to a cgroup in order to update its classid. This change introduces
> support for doing this dynamically - i.e. when the value is changed in
> the net_cls_classid file, this will also trigger an update to the
> classid associated with all sockets controlled by the cgroup.
> This mimics the behaviour of other cgroup subsystems.
> net_prio circumvents this issue by storing an index into a table with
> each socket (and so any updates to the table, don't require updating
> the value associated with the socket). net_cls, however, passes the
> socket the classid directly, and so this additional step is needed.
> Signed-off-by: Nina Schiff <>

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <>

This was broken from the beginning.  Thanks for fixing this.

BTW, this will cause a context conflict with the cgroup2 match
patches.  I'll update the patchset once this lands in net-next.

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