Sep 9 – 11, 2019
Europe/Lisbon timezone


Containers and Checkpoint/Restore MC

Sep 10, 2019, 3:00 PM
Jade/room-I&II (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon)


Corinthia Hotel Lisbon



The Containers and Checkpoint/Restore MC at Linux Plumbers is the opportunity for runtime maintainers, kernel developers and others involved with containers on Linux to talk about what they are up to and agree on the next major changes to kernel and userspace.

Last year's edition covered a range of subjects and a lot of progress has been made on all of them. There is a working prototype for an id shifting filesystem some distributions already choose to include, proper support for running Android in containers via binderfs, seccomp-based syscall interception and improved container migration through the userfaultfd patchsets.

Last year's success has prompted us to reprise the microconference this year. Topics we would like to cover include:

Android containers
Agree on an upstreamable approach to shiftfs
Securing containres by rethinking parts of ptrace access permissions, restricting or removing the ability to re-open file descriptors through procfs with higher permissions than they were originally created with, and in general how to make procfs more secure or restricted.
Adoption and transition of cgroup v2 in container workloads
Upstreaming the time namespace patchset
Adding a new clone syscall
Adoption and improvement of the new mount and pidfd APIs
Improving the state of userfaultfd and its adoption in container runtimes
Speeding up container live migration
Address space separation for containers
More to be added based on CfP for this microconference

If you are interested in participating in this microconference and have topics to propose, please use the CfP process. More topics will be added based on CfP for this microconference.


MC leads
Stéphane Graber, Christian Brauner, and Mike Rapoport

Presentation materials

Stéphane Graber (Canonical Ltd.)
9/10/19, 3:00 PM
Stéphane Graber (Canonical Ltd.)
9/10/19, 7:50 PM
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