Linux Containers: are we there yet?


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An overview of the current state of Linux Containers in (and out of) the mainline.


This gives an overview of the current state of containers implementation in the mainline Linux (LXC), comparing that to off-the-mainline OpenVZ and summarizing what else need to be done for mainline containers to succeed (including, among other things, resource management and checkpoint/restart).


kernel, openvz, containers, lxc


  • Biography

    Pavel Emelyanov is a core OpenVZ and PVC kernel developer working in the project for the last six years. His current role is the kernel team leader. Pavel is also the leading force behind a few mainstream kernel features, such as the network and the PID namespaces. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

  • Kir Kolyshkin



    Kirill Kolyshkin was named leader and project manager for the OpenVZ project in 2005 to further the adoption of containers virtualization for Linux. He spearheads the overall development and manages all key architecture, updates and feature upgrades for OpenVZ. Kolyshkin has more than 10 years of Linux experience and has long been an active open source advocate. He is a frequent speaker about virtualization technology and his 15-years career experience includes positions in information technology at Deutsche Bank and telecommunications company, Severtelecom. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Ukhta State Technical University.

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