Bug 1400230

Summary: [7.4 FEAT] Update criu technology preview to latest upstream version on 7.4
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Adrian Reber <areber>
Component: criuAssignee: Adrian Reber <areber>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Chao Ye <cye>
Severity: unspecified Docs Contact: Jaroslav Klech <jklech>
Priority: medium    
Version: 7.4CC: areber, cye, fedoraproject
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: FutureFeature
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Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Technology Preview
Doc Text:
.`criu` rebased to version 3.5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 introduced the `criu` tool as a Technology Preview. This tool implements *Checkpoint/Restore in User-space (CRIU)*, which can be used to freeze a running application and store it as a collection of files. Later, the application can be restored from its frozen state. Note that the `criu` tool depends on `Protocol Buffers`, a language-neutral, platform-neutral extensible mechanism for serializing structured data. The `protobuf` and `protobuf-c` packages, which provide this dependency, were also introduced in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 as a Technology Preview. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, the `criu` packages were upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides support for Podman to do a container checkpoint and restore. The newly added functionality only works without SELinux support.
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Last Closed: 2017-08-01 12:23:13 UTC Type: Bug
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Bug Depends On: 1406471, 1406475, 1411734    
Bug Blocks: 1394638, 1404314    

Description Adrian Reber 2016-11-30 17:30:45 UTC
As long as criu is a technology preview we should try to follow upstream. Upstream is still fast moving and is still implementing important features.

Comment 8 Adrian Reber 2017-05-03 11:35:41 UTC
Hi Marie,

sorry for forgetting about this.

criu has been upgrade from 2.3 in RHEL 7.3  to 2.12 RHEL 7.4. As long as it is still a technology preview we are taking whatever version upstream releases.

Most important changes, hmm, a lot has changed. One thing is that additional states of TCP sockets are supported. Not only listening and established sockets can be restored, but also half-closed sockets. mac-vlan devices are supported. Memory changes tracking for anonymous shared memory.

There is also another documentation effort ongoing for another criu related feature:


Although it is not yet totally clear what will be part of RHEL 7.4

Comment 10 Adrian Reber 2017-05-15 09:23:16 UTC
Doc Text looks good.

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 12:23:13 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.