Cgroup classifier in tc
Section: Linux (8)
Updated: 21 Oct 2015
cgroup - control group based traffic control filter
This filter serves as a hint to
that the assigned class ID of the net_cls control group the process the packet
originates from belongs to should be used for classification. Obviously, it is
useful for locally generated packets only.
- action ACTION_SPEC
Apply an action from the generic actions framework on matching packets.
- match EMATCH_TREE
Match packets using the extended match infrastructure. See
for a detailed description of the allowed syntax in
In order to use this filter, a net_cls control group has to be created first and
class as well as process ID(s) assigned to it. The following creates a net_cls
cgroup named "foobar":
mount -t cgroup -onet_cls net_cls /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls
To assign a class ID to the created cgroup, a file named
has to be created which contains the class ID to be assigned as a hexadecimal,
64bit wide number. The upper 32bits are reserved for the major handle, the
remaining hold the minor. So a class ID of e.g.
has to be written like so:
(leading zeroes may be omitted). To continue the above example, the following
assigns class ID 1:2 to foobar cgroup:
echo 0x10002 > /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls/foobar/net_cls.classid
Finally some PIDs can be assigned to the given cgroup:
echo 1234 > /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls/foobar/tasks
echo 5678 > /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls/foobar/tasks
Now by simply attaching a
filter to a
makes packets from PIDs 1234 and 5678 be pushed into class 1:2.
of the Linux kernel tree