System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones

Resource Control Enforcement

More than one resource control can exist on a resource. A resource control can exist at each containment level in the process model. If resource controls are active on the same resource at different container levels, the smallest container's control is enforced first. Thus, action is taken on process.max-cpu-time before task.max-cpu-time if both controls are encountered simultaneously.

Figure 6–1 Process Collectives, Container Relationships, and Their Resource Control Sets

Diagram shows enforcement of each resource control at
its containment level.