netns summary (was Re: containers development plans)

Herbert Poetzl herbert at 13thfloor.at
Mon Jul 9 05:16:14 PDT 2007


On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 04:19:08PM +0200, Cedric Le Goater wrote:
> Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > We are trying to create a roadmap for the next year of
> > 'container' development, to be reported to the upcoming kernel
> > summit.  Containers here is a bit of an ambiguous term, so we are
> > taking it to mean all of:
> > 
> > 	1. namespaces
> > 	2. process containers
> > 	3. checkpoint/restart
> > 
> > Naturally we can't actually predict what will and won't be worked on,
> > let alone what will be going upstream.  But the following is a list
> > of features which it seems rvseasonable to think might be worked on
> > next year:
> > 
> >        1. completion of ongoing namespaces
> >                pid namespace
> >                net namespace
> 
> I'm not sure if this has been said already :
> 
> At OLS, we had a talk with denis, pavel, eric, daniel, benjamin and
> others, and we agreed to cooperate on eric's netns patchset which
> seems to satisfy most of the stake holders :

> 	* openvz
> 	* ibm
> 	* eric (hopefully :)
> 	* planetlab (heavy users of linux-vserver) 
> 	* hp (also interested)
> 	* google (?) 
> 
> the planetlab team successfully included eric's netns patchset in the 
> linux-vserver patch and had good results with it.

except for the increased overhead (just for the record)
(so functionality wise, it seemed fine)

> the following tasks were discussed : 
> 
> 	* improve the patchset to make it acceptable by the netdev community
> 	* share a netns git tree 
> 	* share some tests framework all parties have been developing 
> 	  independently.
> 
> Are we in sync ? I'm sure there are more interesting stuff to be said :)  
> 
> We're looking for a place to host the netns git tree while we are
> working on it, which means we will need first a federator for the
> pachset. Eric declined as he is too busy. Any proposals ?

interesting ...

best,
Herbert

> Thanks, 
> 
> C.
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