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Wednesday, August 24 • 11:55am - 12:45pm
LXCFS: Not Just for LXC Anymore - Serge Hallyn, Canonical

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Containers, as a form of lightweight virtualization, are frequently used to partition system resources among man applications or services. However, system resource availability, as presented by the kernel through the /proc filesystem, does not take into account container-imposed limits.

lxcfs is a FUSE based filesystem which supports the containerization of cgroup and proc filesystems. It allows userspace applications to get more accurate information about resource availability and accordingly make better decisions about how much it can and should use. For instance, mysql can decide how much memory to use, or a compiler can decide how many threads to fork.

This talk will discuss the history, details, and future of lxcfs.

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Serge Hallyn

Canonical
Serge Hallyn works for Canonical as a member of the Ubuntu Server team, with a particular focus on the virtualization stack. He has been involved with containers since the first upstream kernel patches for uts and pid namespaces. He was involved with LSM from the start, is listed as co-maintainer of the security subsystem and capabilities, and is a core maintainer of the LXC project.


Wednesday August 24, 2016 11:55am - 12:45pm
Harbour B
  • Skill Level Any

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