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Running distributions in containers

Running distributions in containers

Posted Oct 13, 2011 3:49 UTC (Thu) by Baylink (guest, #755)
Parent article: Running distributions in containers

I am not by any means a kernel hacker.

Ted argument rings true to me, though, and I sort of wonder: how much code are the people who think this is a Pretty Neat Idea willing to write?

Or could they do it without assistance from kernel devs (and get it into the mainline?

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Running distributions in containers

Posted Oct 13, 2011 14:58 UTC (Thu) by ebiederm (subscriber, #35028) [Link]

The short version. 99% of the code has been written and merged already.

The reason the question of running a distribution in a container even comes up is that people are already doing that today.

At the level of a distribution there are still a few rough patches in the coverage so it was worth having the discussion. The big piece left in my opinion is finishing the user namespace and that work at this point is a few small patches and review review review. It is the permission checks we are touching and it is important to look very carefully so you don't fat finger something.

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