OLS Mini-Summit Proposal for Containers

Serge E. Hallyn serue at us.ibm.com
Thu Jan 31 07:38:30 PST 2008

== Title ==

Linux Kernel Containers Developer Summit

== Topic ==

Namespaces, containers, cgroups, resource management, and container

== Description ==

Development for namespaces and cgroups is well underway in the
mainline kernel. To keep momentum going and keep the loosely
knit teams of developers well-coordinated, a physical meeting in
which to discuss future development plans is needed.
Additionally, we are at a point where crucial decisions about
the nature of a "container object" and about the checkpoint/restart
design need to be made.

A final set of topics will be decided upon through mailing lists
ahead of time, but potential topics include:

* Handling filesystem/namespace synchronization
* Handling of /proc and /sysfs within containers
* Additional needed namespaces (i.e. device namespace)
* Nature of a 'container' -- kernel object or userspace fiction
* Cgroup implementation
* Additional cgroups and their design
* Resource management
* How to initiate and synchronize checkpoint/restart
* How to enter a 'container'

== Moderators ==

* Namespaces/containers: Serge Hallyn, Cedric Le Goater
* Cgroups and resource management: Paul Menage, Balbir Singh
* Checkpoint/restart: Dave Hansen, Cedric Le Goater

== Expected Time Required ==

One day.

== Number of Attendees ==

Approximately 30.

== Technical Requirements ==

* Projector and screen
* Whiteboard
* Network access
* Power for laptops
* doughnuts and croissants for participants

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