Author: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner <AT> ubuntu <DOT> com>
AuthorDate: Mon Feb 12 12:32:01 2018 +0000
Commit: William Hubbs <williamh <AT> gentoo <DOT> org>
CommitDate: Fri Feb 23 21:51:12 2018 +0000
check whether /sys/fs/cgroup is a mountpoint
The current check only tries to detect whether /sys/fs/cgroup exists and
whether it is writable or not. But when the init system doesn't mount
cgroups then /sys/fs/cgroup will just be an empty directory. When paired
with unprivileged containers that mount sysfs this will cause misleading
errors to be printed since /sys/fs/cgroup will be owned by user
nobody:nogroup in this case. Independent of this specific problem this
check will also be misleading when the /sys/fs/cgroup exists and is in
fact writable by the init system but isn't actually a mountpoint.
Note from William. "grep -qs" doesn't need to redirect output to
/dev/null since it is completely silent.
This fixes #209.
sh/openrc-run.sh.in | 9 ++++++---
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/sh/openrc-run.sh.in b/sh/openrc-run.sh.in
index 95d0ecab..e3dff6ce 100644
@@ -260,9 +260,12 @@ for _cmd; do
# Apply cgroups settings if defined
if [ "$(command -v cgroup_add_service)" = "cgroup_add_service" ]
- if [ -d /sys/fs/cgroup -a ! -w /sys/fs/cgroup ]; then
- eerror "No permission to apply cgroup settings"
+ if grep -qs /sys/fs/cgroup /proc/1/mountinfo
+ if [ -d /sys/fs/cgroup -a ! -w /sys/fs/cgroup
+ eerror "No permission to apply cgroup