From Wikitech

In the context of Wikitech container usually means a Linux Container as in LXC.



Linux Containers


"Userspace (FUSE) filesystem offering two main things:

  • Overlay files for cpuinfo, meminfo, stat and uptime.
  • A cgroupfs compatible tree allowing unprivileged writes.

It's designed to workaround the shortcomings of procfs, sysfs and cgroupfs by exporting files which match what a system container user would expect."


LXD is a container manager.

"LXD is the new LXC experience. It offers a completely fresh and intuitive user experience with a single command line tool to manage your containers. Containers can be managed over the network in a transparent way through a REST API. It also works with large scale deployments by integrating with cloud platforms like OpenNebula and OpenStack."

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