Unit assignment to "unused" machines

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Mon Dec 26 16:32:55 UTC 2011

> I think the discussion on LXC everywhere has stalled on the networking
> complexity problem. I wonder if we shouldn't experiment with using LXC
> without networking being namespaced. There is a way to use it where the
> container shares the entire network namespace with the host, so ifconfig
> shows the same interfaces/ips and netstat shows the same ports in use.

Yeah, this sounds like a neat way to get started with the idea.

At least in my head, though, LXC everywhere has stalled because we've
been working elsewhere, not because the idea is unfeasible.

> One need only leave off the networking parameters in lxc.conf and you
> get a container that is otherwise perfectly capable of being cleaned up.
> I do think we'd need to still consider the congtainer's root as having
> root on the host, *but* thats ok, we're just looking to LXC for isolation
> of processes and files while we figure out networking.


Gustavo Niemeyer

-- I'm not absolutely sure of anything.

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