Bug 463534 - [LTC 6.0 FEAT] 200982:Provide Linux Containers functionality
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 200982:Provide Linux Containers functionality
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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high Severity high
: alpha
: 6.0
Assigned To: James Takahashi
Martin Jenner
: FutureFeature
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Blocks: 356741 RHEL6Kernel2.6.27
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Reported: 2008-09-23 16:31 EDT by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2010-10-18 15:18 EDT (History)
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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2008-09-23 16:31:38 EDT
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Emily J. Ratliff <emilyr@us.ibm.com> - 2008-09-16 17:55 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id:	[200982]
a. Name of Feature:	Provide Linux Containers functionality
b. Feature Description
Provide Linux Containers functionality - Containers provide the ability for applications to be
isolated in virtual servers.

2. Feature Details:
Sponsor:	LTC

Arch Specificity: Both
Affects Core Kernel: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Category:	Kernel
Request Type:	Kernel - Enhancement from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance:	Accepted
Sponsor Priority	1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential:	no
Code Contribution:	IBM code
g. Component Version Target:	2.6.27

3. Business Case
Allow customers to better manage system load. User friendly container management is addressed via a
related System Management features.

4. Primary contact at Red Hat: 
John Jarvis

5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Michael Hohnbaum, hbaum@us.ibm.com, 503-578-5486

Technical contact(s):

Serge Hallyn, sergeh@us.ibm.com

IBM Manager:
Pat Gaughen, gaughen@us.ibm.com
Comment 1 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-02-06 10:31:53 EST
Following are the kernel .configs needed for containers:

Comment 2 IBM Bug Proxy 2009-03-02 17:30:53 EST
All features are upstream as of  2.6.29.

See previous comment for needed .config variables.
Comment 3 Jesse Larrew 2009-06-29 18:38:45 EDT
Assigning this to Peter Bogdanovic at IBM.
Comment 4 Peter Bogdanovic 2009-09-17 17:08:01 EDT
All features are upstream as of  2.6.29.

See comment #1 for needed .config variables.
Comment 5 IBM Bug Proxy 2010-05-04 15:40:59 EDT
------- Comment From sergeh@us.ibm.com 2010-05-04 15:30 EDT-------
The network namespaces do not appear to be working.  The following recipe succeeds on a mainline
kernel, but fails on 2.6.32-19.el6.ppc64

Open two terminals as root.

Terminal 1:
git clone git://git.sr71.net/~hallyn/cr_tests.git
cd cr_tests
git checkout ns_exec
make ns_exec
./ns_exec -cmnp /bin/bash # this starts a new shell
mount -t proc proc /proc

Terminal 2:
# the next two lines try to set 'pid' to the pid of the shell which is child of ns_exec
p2=`pidof -s ns_exec`
pid=`pstree $p2 -p | awk -F\( '{ print $3 '} | awk -F\) '{ print $1 '}`
ip link add type veth
ip link set veth1 netns $pid   # here you use the pid found above
ifconfig veth0 up
nc -l 9999

Terminal 1:
ifconfig veth1 up
route add -host dev veth1
echo hi | nc 9999

Expected result:  'hi' shows up in Terminal 2.  This happens with mainstream kernel,
but not on 2.6.32-19.el6.ppc64
Comment 6 IBM Bug Proxy 2010-05-04 16:00:40 EDT
------- Comment From sergeh@us.ibm.com 2010-05-04 15:50 EDT-------
Sorry, Dan Smith points out i was defeated by the firewall.

All containers functionality appears to be present and functioning.

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