[lxc-devel] LXC quota support

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at free.fr
Tue Sep 1 11:32:49 PDT 2009

Krzysztof Taraszka wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for quota support for LXC containers. For example, I would like
> to have two containers.  One of them may have 20GB, second 50GB.
> I found this one patch:
> https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/containers/2009-February/015807.htmland
> I have a question. Does there is another implemented method for have
> disk quota for container and his cgrop ? How about rootfs available disk
> space information ? If no, is there any ideas how to and when the disk quota
> will be implemented?

Anqui did a first try with this patch. The feature was positively 
received but not in this form. I don't know what is the status of this 
work, but maybe Anqui can give an answer :) - Cc'ed.

Anqui ? Did you tried to implement quotas with the directory hierarchy 
level as suggested Paul ?

Krzysztof, one solution to restrict disk usage to a container can be to 
create an disk image of 20GB, mount it on a directory, install the 
rootfs on it and use this directory as the rootfs for the container.

  -- Daniel

ps: The disk image should be a sparse file ;)

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