Checkpoint/restore status update (CRIU)

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CRIU status update, incl. integration (Docker/LXC/LXD/VZ7)


Checkpoint/restore is a technology that was OpenVZ/Virtuozzo users enjoyed for a long time, but it has made its way to upstream kernel only recently, thanks to CRIU project. In fact it’s so popular that there’s a whole Checkpoint/Restore microconference. This session, though, tries to summarize the current status of CRIU, including integrating it into various container management tools such as Docker, LXC, Virtuozzo 7 etc.


containers, CRIU, checkpoint/restore


  • Biography

    Pavel Emelyanov is a core Virtuozzo and OpenVZ kernel developer working in the project for the last six years. He’s currently the kernel team leader at Parallels and manages the development of all the kernel features for OpenVZ and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. Pavel is also a prolific mainstream kernel contributor. He holds a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

  • Kir Kolyshkin

    OpenVZ / CRIU / Odin / Parallels


    Developing free software on Linux since 1998. Working on Linux Containers since 2002. Leading the OpenVZ project since 2005.

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    Developer in the CRIU and OpenVZ projects.

    Andrew Vagin is interested in Container Virtualization (LXC, OpenVZ). He started to write autotest for OpenVZ in 2006, when he was a student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Now Andrew works in OpenVZ kernel team. In addition he is an active developer in the CRIU (Checkpoint/Restore in Userspace) project.