Michael H. Warfield wrote: > On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 23:39 +0100, Daniel Lezcano wrote: > >> Michael H. Warfield wrote: >> >>> On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 21:50 +0100, Daniel Lezcano wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>>>> apologies for the length, but how is everyone else handling this? >>>>> this is the last thing i need to solve before i actually start running >>>>> all my services on this setup. >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>> I was wondering if the kernel shouldn't send a signal to the init's >>>> parent when sys_reboot is called. >>>> >>>> >>> Which still leaves open the question of telling the difference between a >>> halt and a reboot. >>> >> Well, with the correct information in siginfo, that should do the trick: >> > > >> si_num = SIGINFO ? SIGHUP ? >> si_code = SI_KERNEL >> si_int = the "cmd" passed to the reboot (2) function. >> > > I concur that sounds like a good option. But that's a kernel mod and > will require a kernel patch and getting that through the process. Once > that's agreed on that's the route to go, we've got to get the containers > guys involved and get that pushed through. And is this going to work > without any modifications to init itself (per the discussion over on the > -devel list wrt modifications to init and the difficulty and pain of > pulling teeth). What's the next step? > Send a patch with this hack even if it is not the right approach, let's receive some flaming and discuss with containers@/lkml@ about this problem. As I have, one foot in userspace with lxc and another foot in the container kernel development, if we reach a consensus, that should not be a big deal to push upstream a patch, especially if this is a blocker for the container technology.
The objective is to have a kernel patch making possible to support the "shutdown / halt / reboot / etc ... " without modifying the init command and compatible with sysv init and upstart. The patch I propose is to send a signal to the parent process of the pid namespace, in our case it's lxc-start. Handling this signal is quite easy as we have just "kill -9" the init process and, in case of a reboot, return to the starting code without exiting lxc-start. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Planet: dedicated and managed hosting, cloud storage, colocation Stay online with enterprise data centers and the best network in the business Choose flexible plans and management services without long-term contracts Personal 24x7 support from experience hosting pros just a phone call away. http://p.sf.net/sfu/theplanet-com _______________________________________________ Lxc-users mailing list Lxcfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lxc-users